Sojourner Truth Memorial Park could be completed by 2023

Akron’s proposed tribute to abolitionist and suffragette Sojourner Truth has come a step closer to development after a visit from a national expert on the preservation of historic sites.

Brent Leggs, vice president and executive director of the African American Cultural Heritage Action Fund, met with local officials about the project last week.

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“We had two really exciting and productive days in Akron, and we met with a variety of community partners to update them on the design concept for the Sojourner Truth Memorial Park and plaza,” Leggs said Tuesday.

Based in Washington, DC, the group is a program of the National Trust for Historic Preservation. The John S. and James L. Knight Foundation provided financial support to the group.

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