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Annual Celebration May 29

The 14th Annual Sojourner Truth Memorial Celebration, free and open to the public, will be held on Sunday, May 29, from 2:00 to 3:30 p.m. at the Sojourner Truth statue, at the corner of Park and Pine Streets in Florence, MA. The celebration will be highlighted by a keynote address by Dr. Trevor Baptiste, Chair of the Amherst Regional School …

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Walking Tours Begin May 9; 10a.m. at statue in Florence

Sojourner Truth and David Ruggles Committees will offer once a month walking tours of the history of 19th c. Florence.   You will hear about Sojourner Truth, David Ruggles, Frederick Douglass and many more people who participated in the radical abolitionism of Florence in the 1840s-1860s.  Usually these walks will occur on the second Saturday of the month; we will meet …

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Annual Celebration May 24, 2 p.m. at statue park

Scholarship award recipients and more.  Our program in 2015  featured  speaker Dr. Jacquelyn Smith-Crooks, and singer Gloria DeLayne Matlock.

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Valley Gives Fall Fund Raising Day

The Sojourner Truth Committee is pleased to announce their involvement with the Pioneer Valley’s one day of giving called Valley Gives  on December 12, 2013.  Mark your calendars for this special day when you can conveniently make a contribution to support our work. In the twenty years of the committee’s existence, we have sought to honor Sojourner Truth’s legacy through …

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Benefit Concert: The Nields and WOFA Dance Troupe

The Sojourner Truth Memorial Statue Committee and the David Ruggles Center for Early Florence History are hosting a benefit concert on Sunday, November 17 at 2:00 p.m. featuring the Nields, a popular local folk-rock sister duo. The concert will be held at First Churches in Northampton, at 129 Main Street. The Nields are a nationally acclaimed musical group featuring sisters …

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Annual Celebration May 26

The 2013 Annual Celebration of Sojourner’s spirit was a lively one.  Entertainment,  premier of a new book, scholarship winners and more.  

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Sojourner Truth and 19th century Florence

In Spring 2013 with generous grant support from Mass Foundation for Humanities the committee launched a new curriculum project to integrate Sojourner Truth’s history and 19th century Florence abolitionist history into local high school curriculum.  New Leadership Charter High School, Springfield MA., is the first school to use the new curriculum based on the interactive tour on our website in …

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The Sojourner Truth Memorial Committee is a 501(c)3 organization ("Committee for Northampton, Inc"); EIN 22-3529750.