Learn about the memorial to honor the voting rights of all women. Presented by a member of the Sojourner Truth Statue Project Committee. Registration is suggested.
Sojourner Truth challenged the exclusion of women of color from the Women’s Rights Movement. In honor of Sojourner Truth and in commemoration of the 100th anniversary of the 19th Amendment, a committee of local Summit County women raised funds to commission local artist Woodrow Nash to create a statue of Truth, which will be located at the United Way of Summit & Medina Counties in downtown Akron.
This monument will serve as an ongoing opportunity to educate the public on the progress made over the last 100 years and honor the fight for voting rights for all women — especially many women of color who were excluded from voting until the 1960s.
Join us as our Executive Director, Pam Hickson-Stevenson, a member of The Sojourner Truth Project Committee, shares how this project came into being and honors this important part of Akron’s history.
Registration is suggested.
"Sojourner Truth: a Biography," by Larry G. Murphy
AGE GROUP: | Adults |
EVENT TYPE: | History | Community Discussion |
TAGS: | Women's History | Voting Rights of Women | Local History |
|Mon, Mar 20||10:00AM to 8:00PM|
|Tue, Mar 21||10:00AM to 8:00PM|
|Wed, Mar 22||10:00AM to 8:00PM|
|Thu, Mar 23||10:00AM to 8:00PM|
|Fri, Mar 24||12:00PM to 6:00PM|
|Sat, Mar 25||10:00AM to 5:00PM|
|Sun, Mar 26||Closed|
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