Monday evening's Council meeting ended with a surprise visit from Sojourner Truth, portrayed by retired Akron school teacher Hazel Malone. Dressed in period clothing, Truth spoke of her hard life as a slave and recited her famous "Ain't I a woman?" speech. Malone was invited by Council President Garry Moneypenny in honor of Women's History Month. Also during the public comment period, Council heard from four Akron residents about their concerns over the drilling of natural gas wells within city limits. They asked Council to ban or place tighter restrictions on drilling near residences.
March 24, 2014 from Akron City Council on Vimeo.