Annual Celebration and Commemoration

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

Each year on the Sunday of Memorial Day weekend,  the Sojourner Truth committee holds a celebration at the park on Pine and Park St, Florence.  This event commemorates Sojourner’s life and work by celebrating local people and events involving peace, justice and equality.  There is music, dance, speakers and the awarding of $500 scholarships to high school seniors to help them further their education.

 

 

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