Sojourner Truth Statue in San Diego

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    At the heart of UC San Diego, in Marshall College on Ridge Walk, there is a monument commemorating Sojourner Truth – an abolitionist, equal and women’s rights activist who escaped from slavery.
    Created by San Diego artist and UCSD alumna, Manuelita Brown, and dedicated on January 22nd, 2015, the life-size bronze sculpture depicts Truth in motion, holding a bible in one hand and, a bag in the other.
    The plaque next to the statue inscribed with a famous quote by Truth:

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

    Truth’s famous speech “Ain’t I a Woman” was read during the dedication ceremony.

    Marshall College Unveils New Sojourner Truth Statue

    On January 22, a new life-size bronze sculpture of Sojourner Truth, suffragist and abolitionist, was unveiled at UC San Diego. Created by local artist and UC San Diego alumna Manuelita Brown, the artwork is prominently located in the heart of Marshall College on Ridge Walk.

    Video by: Dyllan Thweatt, '16
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    Address: University of California San Diego, 9500 Gilman Dr, La Jolla, CA 92093
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