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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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Thank You for Making Valley Gives Day a Success

Thank you for your generous support on Valley Gives Day 2016! We raised $810, and won a $500 golden ticket, putting our total at $1,310. This was another great 24-hour effort in support of our committee’s work, and we are excited to continue our educational programming and high school scholarships with the backing of our community.

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Sojourner Truth to Appear on the $10 Bill

Women on 20s prevails! Treasury Secretary Jack Lew announced this week that not only will Harriet Tubman be replacing Andrew Jackson on the $20 bill, but Sojourner Truth will be joining a slate of suffrage leaders on the back of the $10 bill. From The New York Times: While Hamilton would remain on the $10, and Abraham Lincoln on the …

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Sojourner Truth Statue on Jeopardy

Tonight on Jeopardy, our very own statue was the subject of a question on Jeopardy. The answer: “A statue of this ex-slave and abolitionist stands in Florence, Massachusetts, where she lived from 1843-1856.”

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Committee Awarded Grant By Northampton Education Foundation

The Sojourner Truth Memorial Committee has been awarded a grant from the Northampton Education Foundation for an educational project that will share with Northampton fifth graders the legacy of Sojourner Truth in the Pioneer Valley. The Committee will work in collaboration with a group of five fifth grade teachers representing the Jackson Street School, RK Finn Ryan Road School, and …

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Thank you to everyone who supported us on #GivingTuesday, as well as those who have supported us this year. Whether through a donation, volunteering your time, attending an event, or spreading the word about our work, your efforts have made a difference in ensuring that Sojourner Truth’s legacy is not forgotten.

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Support Us on #GivingTuesday

Today, December 1, is #GivingTuesday, a global day dedicated to giving back. Please consider supporting us with a gift at Thanks to your generosity, we have been able to bring local students on tours of the African American Heritage Trail and offer scholarships to two local high school students in recognition of their commitment to social justice. With your …

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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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Friends, Community, and Justice: 13th Annual Sojourner Truth Memorial Celebration

Nearly a hundred people gathered at the Sojourner Truth statue in Florence, MA, last Sunday, May 24, to celebrate Sojourner Truth’s legacy in the local community. The beautiful afternoon started with a tour of the African American Heritage Trail, led by committee member Wendy Sinton, during which tour participants learned of the history of early industry in Florence, the formation …

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Congratulations to 2015 Scholarship Recipients Sajo Jefferson and Katelyn Parzych!

Please join us in congratulating the two worthy recipients of the 2015 Sojourner Truth Scholarship for Social Justice, Sajo Jefferson, of Amherst Regional High School, and Katelyn Parzych, of Easthampton High School. Sajo is a committed anti-racism activist who has organized many anti-racism events in her local community, including a walk-out at Amherst Regional High School; is editing and publishing …

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