Tribute to Sojourner Truth

The Sojourner Truth bust was unveiled in the Capitol Visitor Center Emancipation Hall. She is the first black woman to be honored with… read more

The Sojourner Truth bust was unveiled in the Capitol Visitor Center Emancipation Hall. She is the first black woman to be honored with a bust at the U.S. Capitol. Sojourner Truth was born into slavery in 1797. She escaped in 1827 and became a leader in promoting the abolition of slavery and women’s voting rights. Cicely Tyson re-enacted Sojourner Truth’s most famous speech, delivered to a women’s convention in 1851.

The prelude was sung by Lomax Spaulding, Dorinda Clarke Cole and Yolanda Adams. After the presenation of the colors, Yolanda Pelzer sang the national anthem. Students from the Ron Clark Academy also performed.

The program opened with a video clip of Nell Irvin Painter being interviewed on the “Writings of Sojourner Truth” program on April 30, 2001. close

*The transcript for this program was compiled from uncorrected Closed Captioning.

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Tribute to Sojourner Truth

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Public Affairs Event
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Ceremony
Location:
Washington, District of Columbia, United States
First Aired:
Apr 28, 2009
Last Aired:
May 24, 2009

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  • Apr 28, 2009 | 11:13am EDT | C-SPAN 1
  • May 02, 2009 | 8:14pm EDT | C-SPAN 1
  • May 02, 2009 | 11:51pm EDT | C-SPAN 1
  • May 08, 2009 | 10:00pm EDT | C-SPAN 3
  • May 09, 2009 | 4:00am EDT | C-SPAN 3
  • May 24, 2009 | 4:45pm EDT | C-SPAN 1
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