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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

U.S. Navy to Name Ship After Sojourner Truth

Secretary of the Navy Ray Mabus has announced that a new class of six oil tankers will be named after civil and human rights leaders, among them Sojourner Truth!

The other leaders being honored include Harvey Milk, Robert F. Kennedy, U.S. Representative John Lewis, Chief Justice Earl Warren, and women’s rights activist Lucy Stone.

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