Sojourner Truth Memorial Statue (Florence, MA)

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Title

Sojourner Truth Memorial Statue (Florence, MA)

Subject

Subject (Topic)
Antislavery movements--United States
Abolitionists--United States
Women's Suffrage
Massachusetts--History
Public art
Public sculpture
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, 1958-

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, 1958-, “Sojourner Truth Memorial Statue (Florence, MA),” Contemporary Monuments to the Slave Past, accessed April 21, 2021, http://slaverymonuments.org/items/show/1198.

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