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Monument Park Dedication Schedule

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Friday, September 24, 1999
Historical Society/Sojourner Truth Institute Annual Meeting

"Bringing Truth into the next century"
Keynote Speaker - Lorraine Johnson-Coleman
First Congregational Church
145 Capital Avenue, NE, Battle Creek
5:30 p.m. - 7 p.m.
$10 donation requested

Sojourner Truth Welcome Reception
McCamly Hotel, Branson Ballroom
50 Capital Avenue, SW, Battle Creek
6 p.m. -11 p.m.

Saturday, September 25, 1999

"Heritage Tourism" - Preservation and Celebration of African American 
Folk Culture
Keynote Speaker - Lorraine Johnson-Coleman

Michigan Black History Network Meeting
Washington Heights United Methodist Church and Community Ministries
153 North Wood Street, Battle Creek
9:00 a.m. - 11:00 a.m.
$6.25 - Admission (includes breakfast/brunch)

Sojourner Truth Dedication Program
Kellogg Arena, 1 McCamly Square, Battle Creek
Monument Park, corner of Division Street and Michigan Avenue
11:15 a.m. - 4:00 p.m.

At Kellogg Arena
11:15 a.m. Kellogg Arena doors open Battle Creek Academy High School Band
11:35 a.m. Kellogg Community College Chorale Union
11:45 a.m. Sojourner Truth Youth Choir
11:55 a.m. Battle Creek Boy Choir/Girls' Chorus
12:05 p.m. Youth Presentations
12:15 p.m. Mt. Zion Mission Baptist Church Choir
12:25 p.m. Hope College Gospel Choir
12:35 p.m. William Memorial Inspirational Choir
12:45 p.m. Cereal City Winds Concert Band
12:55 p.m. Mass Choir - "Total Praise"
1:05 p.m. Keynote speech, dignitary presentations
1:40 p.m. "Down by the Riverside" - Theatrical production by Washington Productions, Inc. Starring CeCelia Ann Birt as Sojourner Truth.
2:25 p.m. Mass Choir - "For Ev'ry Mountain"
2:30 p.m. "Battle Hymn of the Republic" University of Michigan Marching Band

March for Truth from Kellogg Arena to Monument Park begins

At Monument Park
3:00 p.m. Monument Park Unveiling Ceremony begins
3:15 p.m. Hope College Gospel Choir
4:00 p.m. Monument Park activities conclude

Sunday, September 26, 1999

Ecumenical Church Service followed by Gravesite Caravan 8 a.m. - 9 a.m.
Mt. Zion A.M.E. Church, 364 W. Van Buren, Battle Creek

For more information about these celebration activities, call the Sojourner Truth Institute of Battle Creek at (269) 965-2613.


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