Bringing Florence Abolitionist History to New Leadership Charter High School

In Spring 2013, with generous grant support from Mass Humanities, the Sojourner Truth Memorial Committee launched a new curriculum project to integrate the history of Sojourner Truth and 19th-century Florence abolitionism into the curriculum of local schools. Students and teachers at the New Leadership Charter High School in Springfield, MA, were the first to use the new curriculum, which integrated our newly launched interactive online tour, an educational packet of primary and secondary source materials, and theatrical materials from the Enchanted Circle Theater’s production about Sojourner Truth, “I Will Shake Every Place I Go To.” Students also traveled to Florence to experience walking tours of the African American Heritage Trail.


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