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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

Congratulations to Our 2014 Scholarship Recipients!

The 2014 Sojourner Truth Scholarships for Social Justice have been awarded to Camila Carpio and Angela Ononibaku, both of Amherst Regional High School. These two extraordinary young women are following in Sojourner Truth’s footsteps as the next generation of social justice activists.

Camila, who will attend either Hampshire College or Temple University this fall, is a committed advocate for racial, gender, economic, and political justice; among her many accomplishments, she teaches and facilitates workshops on battling institutional racism and has co-directed two local legal campaigns in support of victims of police brutality and Islamophobia. Angela, who plans to attend Spelman College, helps lead her school’s People of Color Club and has dedicated herself to helping close the achievement gap in education, mentoring students of color to help them excel academically. Both young women are exemplary examples of the next generation of social justice activists following in Sojourner Truth’s footsteps.

Camila and Angela will be honored at the 12th Annual Sojourner Truth Memorial Celebration, free and open to the public, on Sunday, May 25, from 2:00 to 4:00 p.m. at the Sojourner Truth statue, at the corner of Park and Pine Streets in Florence, MA. The celebration will be highlighted by addresses by Camila and Angela.

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