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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

New Statue of Sojourner Unveiled at Marshall College

A life-size bronze sculpture of Sojourner Truth was recently unveiled at Marshall College at UC San Diego. Created by artist Manuelita Brown, the sculpture depicts Truth in motion, with a small carpet bag in one hand and a Bible in the other. The statue is accompanied by a plaque with a quote from Truth that says: “I feel safe in the midst of my enemies, for the truth is powerful and will prevail.”

From the UCSD press release:

“This life-size sculpture is a decade-long dream realized,” said Manuelita, who specializes in bronze figurative and portrait sculpture, with particular focus on noted African Americans and other everyday people who accomplish extraordinary things. “Sojourner Truth serves as a drum major for social justice, equity and voting rights. It is my hope that the brilliant students and graduates of UC San Diego will be reminded each day as they walk past her of what they can accomplish with a superior education.”

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