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Legacy, Light & Land: In Ceremony to Honor Sojourner Truth

On August 1, 2020, Scenic Hudson and members of Harambee (a mid-Hudson Valley coalition that supports and promotes the strength of community through cultural and educational events) gathered to honor Sojourner Truth and bless land connected to her legacy.

In the moving ceremony entitled “Pathway to Freedom,” they combined music, dance, words, and offerings to recount Truth’s life and share how her example has fueled their own activism.


Highlights from the Ceremony


More About Sojourner Truth

After escaping three decades of enslavement in Ulster County by crossing Shaupeneak Ridge, Sojourner Truth went on to become a passionate advocate in the Abolitionist, Suffragette, and Civil Rights movements.

Possessed of a commanding presence, fearlessness, unbounded compassion, and generosity, Sojourner Truth worked tirelessly to improve the lives of others. She serves as a shining example of how each of us has the potential to make the world a better place.

Read more about Truth’s life here.


Your Experience With Others

We invite you to post your reflections, thoughts, inspirations, and photos about the:

  • Life and legacy of Sojourner Truth
  • “Pathway to Freedom” ceremony
  • Sojourner Truth Trail located here at Shaupeneak Ridge (yellow trail)

Please tag #PathwayToFreedom and #ScenicHudson when sharing content. A selection of shared content will be posted to virtual galleries at the site and/or on this page.


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