During Black History Month we acknowledge and celebrate the leaders, activists, and change makers who continue to inspire the work we do. In 2021, New Paltz Students declared November 26th Sojourner Truth Day in Ulster County. Youth leaders at the YMCA Youth Crew in Kingston, Briana Gary and Anayathsyn Castiillo, have been working for over a year to commemorate a day of remembrance for abolitionist and suffragist Sojourner Truth who was born in Kingston, New York in 1797.