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.]
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.
- Project Administrator