On June 6, the Downtown Angola Coalition unveiled a life-size sculpture of Sojourner Truth in front of the Steuben County Courthouse. This presentation looks at who Truth was, why she was recognized, the process of getting the sculpture installed and the impact the sculpture has had on the community.
A writer, teacher and storyteller, Lou Ann Homan has been part of Indiana classrooms for more than 40 years. She has been twice awarded the prestigious Lilly Teacher Creativity Award. She also is an award-winning columnist for KPC Media Group. She is a member of Angola’s Historic Preservation Commission and the Downtown Angola Coalition.
Carolyn Powers retired from a career in education and has been an active community volunteer in Steuben County. She serves on the Board of Directors for the new Pleasant Lake Museum, served on the Sojourner Truth Committee with the Downtown Angola Coalition, and is passionate about bringing the story of Sojourner Truth to the community.
For more information about the Symposia, contact Melissa Mayus, Ph.D., assistant professor in Trine’s Department of Humanities and Communication, at firstname.lastname@example.org.
What is Trine Humanities Symposia?
The Humanities Symposia is a series of presentations and discussions that cover a wide range of topics related to the humanities. It was created as a university outlet for scholars and artists searching for a place to present their research outside of academic conferences. The Symposia allows them to share their research with Trine as well as the local community. For more information about the Symposia, contact Melissa Mayus, Ph.D., assistant professor in Trine’s Department of Humanities and Communication, at email@example.com.