Sojourner Truth (San Diego, CA)

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Title

Sojourner Truth (San Diego, CA)

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 holds a bible in her right hand and handbag in her left. Clad in a simple, unstructured dress, bonnet, and shawl draped around her shoulders, Truth strides forward.

Creator

Brown, Manuelita

Source

Date

Unveiled: Jan. 22, 2015

Contributor

UC San Diego; Vice Chancellor of Resource Management and Planning, the Vice Chancellor of Equity, Diversity and Inclusion, UCSD Alumni, the Black Resource Center

Relation

To watch a video of the work's unveiling, click here.

Format

JPEG

Language

English

Type

Visual Arts-Sculpture

Coverage

Thurgood Marshall College Campus, University of California at San Diego, CA

Has Part

Bronze Plaque mounted on stone support reads:

“Sojourner Truth (1797-1883)

Suffragist and Abolitionist

"I feel safe in the midst of my enemies, for the truth is powerful and will prevail.”

Sculpted by Manuelita Brown"

Extent

6'

Medium

Bronze

Bibliographic Citation

Johnson, Erika. "Marshall College Unveils New Sojourner Truth Statue." This Week@ UC San Diego. Accessed Nov. 4th, 2019: https://ucsdnews.ucsd.edu/feature/marshall_college_unveils_new_sojourner_truth_statue

Rights Holder

Renée Ater

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Original Format

Sculpture

Physical Dimensions

72 in. (182.88 cm.)

Citation

Brown, Manuelita, “Sojourner Truth (San Diego, CA),” Contemporary Monuments to the Slave Past, accessed May 25, 2020, http://slaverymonuments.org/items/show/1199.

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