– Sojourner Truth
Sojourner Truth: For years, I have seen this famous Ulster County native’s name on historic signs and plaques dotting the landscape in Ulster County. I have spent countless hours in the library named for her at SUNY-New Paltz. But it was the Sojourner Truth Freedom Trail that drew me in and made her feel real to me. This 11-mile network of local roads is considered to be the route of Truth’s walk from slavery to freedom. These roads on which my family and I drive all the time suddenly feel like a time-traveling web of history.