Sojourner Truth Academy is a K-7 public charter elementary school in North Minneapolis that was established by parents and community members in 1999. The school has a proven academic and fiscal track record and offer their students a data driven, balanced curriculum with a highly qualified staff that is supported through the Teacher Advancement Program. Their student population of 269 is 24% Hispanic and 75% African American with less than 2% Caucasian and Native American students. Twenty-three percent do not speak English as their primary language. Over 90% of our students qualify for free or reduced lunch benefits.
The school is named after Sojourner Truth (c. 1797 – November 26, 1883), an African-American abolitionist and women’s rights activist. Truth was born into slavery in Swartekill, New York. Her best-known speech, “Ain’t I a Woman?”, was delivered in 1851 at the Ohio Women’s Rights Convention in Akron, Ohio.
For more information go to www.sojournertruthacademy.org.