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Presented by Ideastream Public Media at Online/Virtual Space

Dec 08 2023

Artist Woodrow Nash stands with the design he created for the Sojourner Truth statue, which honors her legacy and historic speech given in Akron. Carrie Wise / Ideastream Public Media

Learn the meaning behind Sojourner Truth’s famous speech in Akron, get to know a Columbus painter, and listen to the music of Akron’s Benny Lava and the Guavas.

More than 150 years ago, Sojourner Truth gave a famous speech in Akron. Next time on “Applause,” learn the truth about that speech, and meet the people working on a statue in her honor. And, get to know a Columbus painter and his students as they take their easels outside. Then, let’s all “Get Along” to the music of Akron’s Benny Lava and the Guavas.

Watch “Applause” Friday night at 8:30 on WVIZ Ideastream Public Media or anytime via the PBS app.


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