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Sojourner Truth Room

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The Sojourner Truth Room is located at the Oxon Hill Branch

 

Hours
Mon-Wed:10:00am-9:00pm
Thur-Fri: 10:00am-6:00pm
Sat: 10:00am-5:00pm
Sun: 1:00-5:00pm

 

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Contact   Us
6200 Oxon Hill Road
Oxon Hill, MD 20745
Tel:  301-839-2400
TTY: 301-808-2061

 

 

History

The Oxon Hill Branch of the Prince George's County Memorial Library System was built on the site of the Sojourner Truth Elementary School in 1967, at the height of the Civil Rights Movement. In response to the Civil Rights era's growing request for African American research materials, the Oxon Hill Branch Library's special collection was created.  It focuses on African American history and culture. Named for Sojourner Truth, the collection continues to honor read more.....

About Sojourner Truth

Sojourner Truth was named Isabella Baumfree when she was born around 1797 in Ulster County, New York.  With her parents, she was held in slavery and prevented from receiving an education.  Before the age of thirty, she had served three masters, married, and had five children. In 1827, she escaped from her abusive master. The following year, read more.....

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