Take A Walk in Sojourner Truth's Shoes

Free
Sat Sep 11, 10:00 AM - 1:00 PM (EDT)
Sojourner Truth Memorial Statue, Corner of Park & Pine Streets, Florence, MA  

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 feel free to bring a snack if you wish. There will be a group discussion following the walk of how Sojourner Truth’s life is relevant to today’s social issues.]

Location: Meet at the Sojourner Truth Statue, corner of Park and Pine Streets, Florence, MA

Note: This is an in-person class. Participants must wear a mask and maintain physical distance throughout the walk and discussion.

Carlie Tartakov

Diane Liebert

Wendy Sinton

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