Archive for December, 2006

Truth Statue Approved

December 6th, 2006

STATUE OF SOJOURNER TRUTH TO BE ON DISPLAY IN U.S. CAPITOL BUILDING

The U.S. Senate approved legislation on December 6, 2006, directing the Joint Committee on the Library to accept and display a donated statue of Sojourner Truth in the United States Capitol Building.  Truth, a leading 19th century abolitionist and suffragist, will be joining her contemporaries Susan B. Anthony, Elizabeth Cady Stanton and Lucretia Mott as one of the few women and as the first African American woman to be so honored on Capitol Hill. Read the rest of this entry »