Sojourner Truth Statue in Indiana



Preserving Women’s Legacy Grants: Angola

Preserving Women’s Legacy Grants were created to catalyze Main Street communities to discover, preserve and activate locations that tell stories about women’s contributions in Indiana.  The one-time grants are a legacy project of the Indiana Women’s Suffrage Centennial, presented by Indiana Humanities and the Indiana Office of Community and Rural Affairs.

Downtown Angola Coalition, to commission a life-size sculpture of abolitionist Sojourner Truth. In 1861, Truth gave a speech on the Steuben County courthouse grounds supporting civil rights and the Civil War. This sculpture will commemorate Truth’s connection to the city of Angola and serve as a reminder of the significance that women and women of color had in the fight for equal rights and suffrage. With help from the public library system, the project will also include book studies and lesson plans about Truth. This project is in partnership with the Steuben County Commissioners, the City of Angola and the Steuben County Tourism Bureau.

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