Congress Faces the "Truth."

January 2007
National NOW Times;Winter2007, Vol. 39 Issue 1, p15
The article reports that a bill has been passed by the U.S. Senate, directing that a statue of African-American woman Sojourner Truth be displayed in the U.S. Capitol building in Washington D.C. National Organization for Women (NOW) president Kim Gandy said that NOW is pleased that Sojourner Truth will finally be honored with a permanent memorial at the U.S. Capitol, but disappointed that she will not be in the Capitol's Portrait Monument.


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