History of Sojourner Truth Multicultural Art Museum
The Sojourner TruthMulticultural ArtsMuseum has been actively involved with youth and young adults in the
The Art Museum was founded as collaboration between
and the Florin Business Arts Complex where the Museum is housed. It offers a diverse spectrum of theme-oriented murals, art installations, exhibitions, events and programs representing African American, Mexican, Latino, Asian, Alaskan, Pacific Islander, Eastern, and Native Cultures. Sojourner Truth Multicultural Art Museum
History of Sojourner Truth
Multicultural Arts Museum and , representing diversity and progress, is named for Sojourner Truth who, although born a slave, worked tirelessly for abolition, women’s rights, non-violence, and civil and economic advancement of oppressed people. Development Center
Born Isabella Baumfree circa 1797, she escaped from slavery as a young woman and by the 1840s had become a powerful speaker against slavery. Uneducated but deeply spiritual, she explained her choice of the name Sojourner Truth, “I felt God called me to travel the land ... being a sign unto them.” Throughout her life, Sojourner was passionate about advancing suffrage for all people. During the Civil War, she gathered supplies for black volunteer regiments and, in tribute to her efforts, was received at the White House by President Lincoln in 1864. She was appointed that same year to the National Freedman's Relief Association where she worked diligently to better conditions for African-Americans. Recognized and acclaimed by numerous important figures in history such as Harriet Beecher Stowe and Frederick Douglas, she met with two presidents—Lincoln and Grant—in the White House, and had
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