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Sojourner Truth Bust Unveiling

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Published on Apr 28, 2009

Today, Speaker Pelosi and Members of Congress were joined by First Lady Michelle Obama and Secretary of State Hillary Clinton to unveil a bust by sculptor Artis Lane of Sojourner Truth. The bust is the first sculpture to honor an African American woman in the US Capitol and was donated by the National Congress of Black Women.

Watch video highlights of the ceremony which also included musical performances by Lomax Spaulding, Dorinda Clarke Cole and Yolanda Adams, and by the Ron Clark Academy with a reading by actress Cicely Tyson of Sojourner Truths Aint I A Woman.

Learn more about the bust: http://www.aoc.gov/cc/art/truth_bust.cfm

Learn more about the ceremony: http://www.speaker.gov/blog/?p=1774

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