Sojourner Truth Celebration at Second Pres

Sojourner Truth is returning to Second Presbyterian Church on the 140th anniversary of her appearance there on September 18, 1879. The former slave evangelist, abolitionist, women’s rights activist and author, delivered a public lecture at the church on that date.

To celebrate, Reenactor Patricia James Davis of Springfield, Illinois, will reminisce about Sojourner’s life and why she dedicated herself to correcting injustices. The celebration of her visit will feature the combined choirs of Second Presbyterian Church and Mount Pisgah Baptist Church.

This free, public program will be held on Wednesday, September 18, 2019 at 7:00 p.m. For more information, contact the Museum at 309-827-0428 or visit the website at

McLean County Museum of History