News Archives

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

Sojourner Newsletter

News Clippings

  • “A Truth that helps set us free”, Daily Hampshire Gazette. September 27, 2012.
  • “A more meaningful breast baring”, Daily Hampshire Gazette. February 21-22, 2004.
  • “And Ain’t I a Woman?”, Newsweek. November 3, 2003.
  • “Singing for Truth”, Daily Hampshire Gazette. October 12-13, 2002.
  • “Sojourner Truth statue ends journey at home”, Daily Hampshire Gazette. October 7, 2002.
  • “Feminist abolitionist Truth honored”, Springfield Union News. October 7, 2002.
  • “A Testament to Truth”, Daily Hampshire Gazette. October 4, 2002.
  • “Truth statue’s journey heads toward finish”, Daily Hampshire Gazette. June 18, 2002.
  • “Truth statue now belongs to city”, Daily Hampshire Gazette. February 11, 2002.
  • “Florence field trip a ‘way better’ lesson in local civil-rights history”, Daily Hampshire Gazette. January 30, 2002.
  • “Statue of Truth set to be cast in bronze”, Daily Hampshire Gazette. December 26, 2001.
  • “Historians: Truth’s true home still stands”, Daily Hampshire Gazette. November 15, 2001.
  • “Statue to depict ‘strong, tall’ Truth”, Daily Hampshire Gazette. April 6, 2001.
  • “Black abolitionist brought to life”, Springfield Union News. October 16, 2000.
  • “Laying claim to the legacy of the dynamic Sojourner Truth”, Boston Globe. August 20, 2000.
  • “Sojourner Truth Statue Nearing Completion”, Antiques and the Arts Weekly. June 23, 2000.
  • “Truth statue contenders lining up”, Daily Hampshire Gazette. June 10, 2000.
  • “Women Added to Finalists for Abolitionist’s Statue”, New York Times. February 20, 2000.
  • “Honoring Truth’s memory”, Daily Hampshire Gazette. February 18, 2000.
  • “Residents have say on Truth statue”, Daily Hampshire Gazette. January 13, 2000.
  • “Bank’s $10,000 donation boosts Truth statue drive”, Springfield Union News. May, 1999.
  • “Pocket change sought for building Truth statue”, Daily Hampshire Gazette. March, 1999.

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