Sojourner Truth Memorial Statue (Florence, MA)

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Title

Sojourner Truth Memorial Statue (Florence, MA)

Subject

Subject (Topic)
Antislavery movements--United States
Underground Railroad
Women's Suffrage
Subject (Name)
Truth, Sojourner, (c. 1797 – November 26, 1883)
Subject (Object Type)
Commemorative sculpture

Description

The life-size bronze figure of Sojourner Truth stands at the center of a square granite base. Truth is shown bespectacled, wearing a period-appropriate head covering, long scarf, and floor-length dress. Her arms are open at her side, in an inviting gesture. She holds a walking stick in her right hand.

Creator

Warren, Thomas Jay

Date

Unveiled: October 6, 2002

Contributor

Sojourner Truth Memorial Statue Committee; Massachusetts Monument Grants program; Florence Savings Bank; Smith College; Community Foundation of Western Massachusetts; Denig Design Associates of Northampton

Relation

To learn more about the history of the work's commission, click here.

Format

JPEG

Language

English

Type

Visual Arts-Sculpture

Coverage

121 Pine St, Florence, MA 01062

Has Part

Inscription on the base:
Sojourner Truth’s signature

Medium

Bronze; Granite

Bibliographic Citation

Sojourner Truth Memorial Committee. “Memorial Statue.”Accessed October 31, 2019 https://sojournertruthmemorial.org/about-us/memorial-statue/

Rights Holder

Renée Ater

Still Image Item Type Metadata

Original Format

Sculpture

Citation

Warren, Thomas Jay, “Sojourner Truth Memorial Statue (Florence, MA),” Contemporary Monuments to the Slave Past, accessed May 25, 2020, http://slaverymonuments.org/items/show/1198.

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