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


  • Jet, November 1, 1999, NATIONAL REPORT; Pg. 8, 271 words, Monument Of Abolitionist Sojourner Truth Unveiled In Battle Creek, MI
  • St. Louis Post-Dispatch, March 7, 1996, Thursday, FIVE STAR LIFT Edition, WAR PAGE; Pg. 5B, 925 words, Women Mobilize for New Crusade: Putting Pioneers Back On Pedestal, Charlotte Grimes


  • Bernard, Jacqueline. Journey Towards Freedom: The Story of Sojourner Truth. Feminist Press at the City University of New York. New York, 1990.
  • Fauset, Arthur Huff. Sojourner Truth, God’s Faithful Pilgrim. University of North Carolina Press. Chapel Hill, 1938.
  • Gilbert, Olive. The Narrative of Sojourner Truth. Arno Press. New York, 1968.
  • Mabee, Carleton. Sojourner Truth – Slave, Prophet, Legend. New York University Press. New York, 1993.
  • Painter, Nell Irvin. Sojourner Truth: A Life, a Symbol. W.W. Norton. New York, 1996.
  • Pauli, Hertha Ernestine. Her name was Sojourner Truth. Appleton-Century-Crofts. New York, 1962.
  • Sheehan, Jacqueline. Truth: A Novel. Free Press, 2003.
  • Stetson, Erlene. Glorying in Tribulation: The Lifework of Sojourner Truth. Michigan State University. East Lansing, 1994.
  • Washington, Margaret. Sojourner Truth’s America.Univ. of Illinois Press, Urbana. 2009.

Books for Children

  • Bernard, Jacqueline & Nell Painter. Journey Toward Freedom: The Story of Sojourner Truth. 1990 (originally published 1967).
  • Claflin, Edward Beecher. Sojourner Truth and the Struggle for Freedom (Henry Steele Comager’s Americans). 1987. Ages 9-12.
  • Mabee, Carleton, & Susan Mabee Neuhouse. Sojourner Truth, Slave, Prophet, Legend. 1995.
  • McKissack, Pat, et al. Sojourner Truth: Ain’t I A Woman. 1994. Ages 9-12.
  • Rockwell, Anne. Only Passing Through: The Story of Sojourner Truth. 2000. Ages 8-12.

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