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The site for the Sojourner Truth memorial statue was a former small city park at the corner of Pine & Park Streets in Florence. The city donated the site for the statue and final plans were approved by the Northampton Board of Public Works in November 2001

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 Nerissa and Katryna Nields. They have been performing for over twenty years and have produced sixteen albums. They are well-known for their children’s music and their energetic and fun family concerts.

The concert will open with a performance by the WOFA African Drum and Dance Company of the Pioneer Valley Performing Arts School. Known for their infectious energy, WOFA has performed throughout the Pioneer Valley and in several countries in Western Africa. There will also be a tribute to local resident Kimball Howes to recognize his significant contribution to preserving local history.

Tickets are $10 for adults and $5 for children 5-18. Children under 5 are free. Tickets are available until November 16 at Broadside Books (cash or check). On the day of the event, any remaining tickets will also be available at the door (cash, check, or credit card). Refreshments will be available for purchase to benefit the Ryan Road School PTO.

All ticket proceeds will support the work of both local organizations, which jointly form the nonprofit entity, Committee for Northampton Inc.

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