Take a Walk in Sojourner Truth's Shoes

Free
Sat May 15, 10:00 AM - 1:00 PM (EDT)
Sojourner Truth Memorial Statue, Corner of Park & Pine Streets, Florence, MA  

Please note: This is an in-person class.

Rain date: Sunday, May 16, 2021 10:00 AM - 1:00 PM

This special offering is a guided tour via the Florence African American Heritage Trail, which provides an opportunity to see the homes and historic places where a rich legacy of abolition and women’s rights resides.

Take a Walk in Sojourner Truth’s Shoes

This special offering is a guided tour via the Florence African American Heritage Trail, which provides an opportunity to see the homes and historic places where a rich legacy of abolition and women’s rights resides. This Trail commemorates the Florence of the mid-1800s, when Sojourner Truth lived in this small Massachusetts community. Engaging the local community to explore historic Florence – both physically and virtually – is the cornerstone of the Sojourner Truth Memorial Committee’s mission to honor her legacy. To that end, we offer walking tours of the African American Heritage Trail to the local community. [Note: The tour is about 1 mile long; please wear comfortable walking shoes and bring a bag lunch with you. The group will eat lunch together outside at the David Ruggles Center for Early Florence History mid-way through the tour. There will be a group discussion at lunch of how Sojourner Truth’s life is relevant to today’s social issues.]

Carlie Tartakov

Diane Liebert

Wendy Sinton

Sojourner Truth Memorial Statue, Corner of Park & Pine Streets, Florence, MA