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Sojourner Truth Monument

Address
Corner of Division and Michigan
Battle Creek, MI 49017
Regions: Battle Creek
Phone
(269) 962-2240
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Battle Creek's 12-foot-high sculpture of Sojourner Truth was designed by California artist Tina Allen, and was dedicated ...
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Description
Battle Creek’s 12-foot-high sculpture of Sojourner Truth was designed by California artist Tina Allen, and was dedicated in Monument Park in 1999. Truth is depicted at a lectern because she used her gift for public speaking to fight for abolition and suffrage.

Sojourner Truth Background

Sojourner Truth was born into slavery as Isabella Baumfree. She was able to escape with her daughter, and later sued for her son's freedom.

For the next forty years, Truth delivered her anti-slavery message in almost twenty states. In 1857, she moved to Battle Creek. She remained here until her death in 1883. Truth is buried in Oak Hill Cemetery.
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