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First Lady Michelle Obama Unveils Sojourner Truth Bust at United States Capitol

Ivy Pendleton produced the Sojourner Truth Unveiling with Michelle Obama, Nancy Pelosi, Hillary Clinton and MoreAlas, our task is accomplished.Truth is in the Capitol” as NCBW National Chair, Dr. E. Faye Williams, Esq. often says. On April 28, 2009, abolitionist and suffragette Sojourner Truth became the the first Black Woman memorialized in the United States Capitol. The initiative garnered national and international media attention. Who better to unveil the bust other than the first Black First Lady of the United States, Michelle Obama.

After nearly a ten year effort, the National Congress of Black Women  (NCBW) cited victory as their effort to have a Bill passed to have Sojourner Truth added to the United States Capitol was signed into Law. The event was an astounding success as A-Listers, Top Government officials and U.S. citizens witnessed the historical event. Most importantly the program was sponsored by the Speaker of the House Nancy Pelosi and NCBW. Secretary Hillary Rodham Clinton, Mitch McConnell, Harry Reid and others.

Unveiling of Sojourner Truth at U.S. Capitol
Unveiling of Sojourner Truth at U.S. Capitol

An incredible special presentation of “Ain’t I a Woman,” by esteemed Actress Cicely Tyson and a musical performance by Lomax Spaulding Yolanda Adams and Dorinda Clarke Cole left the audience speechless. It was indeed a historical day. I was grateful to be a part of history.

Ivy K. Pendleton, Publicist
Ivy K. Pendleton, Publicist

We would also like to give Kudos to our modest Vice President, Ivy K. Pendleton who performed all of the Marketing, Publicity and event production for the effort. JOB WELL DONE IVY!!!!! Kamaria Salau, Publicist at Couture managed the Sojourner Truth Donors Luncheon at the Willard Intercontinental Hotel in Washington DC. She was instrumental in working with VIPs such as Sheila Jackson Lee, Cathy Hughes, Cicely Tyson, Dorinda Clarke Cole, Diane Watson and many others. If you want to follow what Ivy K. Pendleton, Kamaria Salau and the rest of the Couture Agency Publicists are doing, you can follow us on our social networking sites: www.twitter.com/coutureagency and http://www.facebook.com/pages/Washington-DC/Publicity-and-Marketing/135358565696?ref=nf

Celebration of Truth Campaign

Sojourner TruthThe most prominent Black woman in the United States is scheduled to unveil the Sojourner Truth Memorial at the United States Capitol building in Washington, DC on April 28. We are pleased to note that she is not only awesome, but did I mention A.W.E.S.O.M.E. The Couture Agency worked with the National Congress of Black Women (NCBW, Inc.) in the early stages of trying to get a bill passed through the US Congress to add Sojourner to the United States Capitol. When the bill was finally passed in 2006, the Celebration of Truth campaign began.

About the event:

DESCRIPTION: The most prominent black woman in the United States will unveil the Sojourner Truth statue in Washington, DC on April 28, 2009. Sojourner Truth will be the first African American woman to have a bust in the United States Capitol alongside suffragists Elizabeth Cady Stanton, Susan B. Anthony and Lucretia Mott . This event is by invitation only and media registration is required. Esteemed Actress Cicely Tyson will present “Ain’t I A Woman.” Recording Artists Lomax Spaulding, Yolanda Adams and Dorinda Clarke Cole will also participate.

    DATE: APRIL 28, 2009
    TIME: 11:00-Noon
    PLACE: United States Capitol Building, Washington, DC 20002

RSVP REQUIRED. You may contact Ivy K. Pendleton (ikp@thepublicists.com) to receive an invitation code if you are interested in attending. Attendance is at the discretion of the Office of the Speaker of the House and NCBW, Inc.

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Invitation is Subject to approval.