On Tuesday, February 3, due to a special event being held in Emancipation Hall in the Capitol Visitor Center, there will be no public tours of the Capitol. The Capitol Visitor Center will be closed all day except for individuals on official business and people going to the House and Senate Visitor Galleries.

The Unveiling of the Bust of Sojourner Truth

Speaker of the House Nancy Pelosi, First Lady Michelle Obama, and Secretary of State Hillary Rodham Clinton joined in celebrating the unveiling of the bust of abolitionist Sojourner Truth on April 28, 2009 in the U.S. Capitol Visitor Center.

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On April 28, 2009, a bust of abolitionist and women's rights advocate Sojourner Truth was dedicated in Emancipation Hall.
Speaker of the House Nancy Pelosi, First Lady Michelle Obama, and Secretary of State Hillary Rodham Clinton joined in celebrating the unveiling of the bust of abolitionist Sojourner Truth.
First Lady Michelle Obama spoke at the unveiling of the bust of Sojourner Truth.
Presentation of the Colors at the unveiling of the bust of Sojourner Truth.
View of Emancipation Hall at the unveiling of the bust of Sojourner Truth.
Performance by students from The Ron Clark Academy in Atlanta at the unveiling of the bust of Sojourner Truth.

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