If you've ever driven down Oakdale St. you've probably seen Burl McLiechey on his front porch enjoying his neighborhood. A resident for the past 60 years, (yep 6-0) he and his wife, Cathy, are deeply rooted in the past and invested in the future of the area.
While Burl continues to look ahead, this spotlight is to amplify and recognize the contributions and heritage he brings to the community. Burl's spirit is rooted in resilience, advocacy, commitment, persistence, and strength. Characteristics he shares with his great-great-great-grandmother, Sojourner Truth.
If you can't remember history class, don't worry. A historical recount of her life as an American abolitionist and women's rights advocate will be the subject of a documentary called, "Truth" set to release in 2022. Look for Burl's interview in the documentary as well!