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Legislature to Permanently Establish November 26 as Sojourner Truth Day

KINGSTON, NY—Chair Tracey Bartels announced that the Ulster County Legislature will permanently designate November 26 as Sojourner Truth Day at Legislative Session on February 15, 2022. Legislator Peter Criswell (City of Kingston, District 7) sponsored the permanent designation legislation as well as earlier proclamation measures for the years of 2020 and 2021.

Nov. 26 was the day Sojourner Truth died in 1883. Advocates chose to commemorate her life on November 26 because the date her birth is unknown.

MORE info on the official Ulster County SJT Day 11/26/22 on legislature.ulstercountyny.gov

WATCH the legislative meeting that declared this here.