New York declares Nov. 26 as Sojourner Truth Day

The state Senate and Assembly just passed a bill to honor Sojourner Truth, who was born in Ulster County and escaped slavery in 1826 with her infant daughter.

News 12 Staff

Mar 27, 2024, 12:22 PM

Updated 24 days ago

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Nov. 26 will now be recognized as Sojourner Truth Day in New York.
The state Senate and Assembly just passed a bill to honor Sojourner Truth, who was born in Ulster County and escaped slavery in 1826 with her infant daughter.
She spent the remainder of her life fighting for equality.
Truth is considered an American hero whose courage as a fighter for justice continues to inspire generations of leaders.


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