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Statue of Sojourner Truth in Sacramento, CA reportedly damaged on Dr. MLK Jr. birthday
A restless, sleepless night will not help restore the statue of Sojourner Truth. Communication not silence is the key to understanding and a good way forward. This 150th Anniversary of the Emancipation Proclamation continues in a profound way. Globally, a singular voice of justice against this ongoing methodology of terrorism and probable hate crimes throughout the heart of the California Central Valley can usher a positive new way forward.
Last century the Sacramento Observer reported
Sojourner Truth's Legacy Demands Attention: Organization Continues Fight. For Freedom Warrior's Inclusion In Women's Suffrage Statue
Continuing a battle begun during the final days of the 104th Congress, National Political Congress of Black Women, Inc. (NPCBW) officials declared war, vowing that the Woman Suffrage Statue will not be raised without the inclusion of Sojourner Truth's image.
"Raising the statue for public display without correcting the intentional omission of Sojourner Truth would be an affront to her legacy," said Dr. C. DeLores Tucker, NPCBW national chair and convening founder.
Today, Dr. E.Faye Williams, National Congress of Black Women, Inc. will have a strong statement of what has happened to sista Sojourner...
On Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. birthday, earlier this year 2013, it is reported the vandalism took place...
The word just has been proclaimed of what has occurred... and it is not good.
Stay tuned... a broader response is essential and those of us Grandparents, born in the Sacramento region should know what is really happening again... it is time to ride... once again.
It appears the Statue of Sojourner Truth was damaged much earlier... Monday, April 29, 2013 several credible resources are suggesting a full report will be available to the public. Simply amazing...
Old friends, new City of Sacramento staff and soon regional elected officials with responsibility over the Sacramento Convention Center and Sacramento Metropolitan Arts Commission will have official and formal statements concerning the vandalism of "Sojourner" by Elizabeth Catlett Mora. Today is a great day for the Sacramento regional community. Arts and Entertainment in the heart of Downtown Sacramento will attract global trade and commerce on a short horizon. The salient historical and ongoing contributions by people of African ancestry, since the era of "previous condition of servitude" or "Slavery in California" must be apart of the official story or the "hate crimes and random destruction of international value" will continue...
In the City of Sacramento, Capitol of California, a National Day of Prayer Circle will take place near the courtyard of the Sacramento Convention Center, with a special prayer for the restoration of a vandalized public art sculpture of "Sojourner" by Elizabeth Catlett Mora.
The National Day or Prayer is celebrated as an interfaith, intercultural and intergeneration expressions of faith. Christians of many denominations, such as Baptists and Catholics, as well as Sikh, Islam, Hindu, Jewish, Yoruba, Ancient African and many other faiths are invited to come together in a prayer for our community, region and beyond.
In the City of Sacramento, Capitol of California, a noon, National Day of Prayer Circle will take place near the courtyard of the Sacramento Convention Center, with a special prayer for the restoration of a vandalized public art sculpture of "Sojourner" by Elizabeth Catlett Mora.
Traditionally, the President of the United States issues an official National Day of Prayer proclamation each year.
President Barack Obama and First Lady Michelle Obama both understand the esteemed contribution of Sojourner Truth and the international acclaimed works of Elizabeth Catlett Mora will find favor this 150th Anniversary of the Emancipation Proclamation.
Together, we will pray and begin a new way forward, healing what is hurting our communities.