Deborah A. Zuill
Event: Latte Lecture — Erased Women of the Catskills
Deborah is a member of the Hurley Reformed Church, in Hurley, NY where she was asked by a member of the church to portray one of the great African American luminaries, Sojourner Truth, for the Annual Stone House Day. This past July marked the 20th Anniversary of that annual portrayal. The famous “Ain’t I a Woman?” speech is performed in the sanctuary of the Church where visitors are taken back in time to 1851 at the Women’s Convention in Akron, Ohio where Sojourner addressed the convention. Deborah has been invited to portray this trailblazing woman of faith at such locations as: the Norman Rockwell Museum in Stockbridge, MA., the Henry Sleight House of the Daughters of the American Revolution in Kingston, NY, SUNY in Middletown, NY, at the statue of Sojourner Truth in Port Ewen, NY for the Sankofa RCA Women’s Ministerial Organization, and more. Most recently in recognition of Black History Month, Deborah participated in the Annual Sojourner Truth Walk which starts in Port Ewen, NY and ends at the Ulster County Supreme Courthouse in Kingston, NY. Like Sojourner Truth, Deborah is a woman of faith and was recently ordained a Minister in April 2019.