The Sojourner Truth Lectureship, established in 1983, honors the achievements and contributions of outstanding African American women in the U.S. and the African Diaspora. Conceived and administered by faculty in the Intercollegiate Department of Africana Studies, the lectureship is sponsored by six of The Claremont Colleges: Claremont McKenna, Harvey Mudd, Pitzer, Pomona, Scripps colleges and Claremont Graduate University.