New York in New York County, New York — The American Northeast (Mid-Atlantic)
Broadway Tabernacle Church
— 34th Street district —
I am Sojourner Truth. Born into slavery, I escaped to freedom and was an outspoken activist. The sound of boos and hisses filled the Broadway Tabernacle Church when I demanded equal rights for men and women of all races. The papers called it the Mob Convention of 1853.
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Founded in Lower Manhattan in 1831, the Broadway Tabernacle Church, now called Broadway United Church of Christ, moved to this site at 34th Street and Broadway in 1859, just east of some of the city’s roughest taverns.
“…[it was] a center for every good cause, civic or religious that needed rallying. When Garrison could speak nowhere else, the Tabernacle was open to him.”< br> The Literary Digest, Jan 5, 1905
Topics. This historical marker is listed in these topic lists: Abolition & Underground RR • African Americans • Churches & Religion • Women. A significant historical date for this entry is January 5, 1905.
Location. 40° 44.983′ N, 73° 59.239′ W. Marker is in New York, New York, in New York County. Marker can be reached from West 34th Street east Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 1328 Broadway, New York NY 10001, United States of America. Touch for directions.
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Jackie Robinson (a few steps from this marker); Herald Square (within shouting distance of this marker); Martinique and McAlpin Hotels (within shouting distance of this marker); James Gordon Bennett Monument (about 300 feet away, measured in a direct line); Macy’s (about 300 feet away); a different marker also named Macy’s (about 300 feet away); R.H. Macy & Company (about 300 feet away); New York Tribune (about 400 feet away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in New York.
Also see . . .
1. Sojourner Truth. Wikipedia biography. (Submitted on August 17, 2020, by Larry Gertner of New York, New York.)
2. Broadway United Church of Christ. Wikipedia entry. (Submitted on August 17, 2020, by Larry Gertner of New York, New York.)
Credits. This page was last revised on October 2, 2021. It was originally submitted on August 17, 2020, by Larry Gertner of New York, New York. This page has been viewed 144 times since then and 60 times this year. Photos: 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9. submitted on August 17, 2020, by Larry Gertner of New York, New York.