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July 2019

URHPCR Board Meeting

July 16 @ 5:45 pm - 7:30 pm
The Stephen and Harriet Myers Residence, 194 Livingston Avenue
Albany, NY 12210 United States
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Monthly URHPCR Board Meetings are open to the public. Pay us a visit. Listen in on the discussions that inform implementation of the mission-based vision of URHPCR. Please contact Mary Liz Stewart, Executive Director, to inform her of your intent to attend. Mary Liz Stewart – (518) 432-4432 or info@undergroundrailroadhistory.org.    

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Yours for the Oppressed

July 20 @ 2:00 pm - 3:30 pm
Mexico Point Park, 120 Mexico Point Drive
Mexico, New York 13114
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An original play based on an episode in the lives of local black abolitionists Harriet Myers and Stephen Myers and the struggles faced by black Americans involved in the Underground Railroad, Yours for the Oppressed will be performed by members of the Black Theatre Troupe of Upstate New York. Yours for the Oppressed is based in the seminal research of Paul and Mary Liz Stewart, Independent Researchers and Scholars in Residence at Russell Sage College Yours for the Oppressed was…

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Solomon Northup – Road to Freedom

July 20 @ 4:00 pm - 5:30 pm
Willsboro Central School, 29 School Lane
Willsboro, New York 12996
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Solomon Northup, the free born Adirondack man kidnapped into slavery who told his powerful story in “12 Years a Slave,” will be celebrated July 20 in Willsboro, N.Y. Ironically, the small community of Peru played a part in Northup’s story. He once had a contract to ship Peru-grown lumber south on Lake Champlain to the Albany-Troy area. Northup did transport the lumber, but didn’t get paid, and then took George Washington Allen of Jabez Allen Road to court. Details of…

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Our Native Daughters

July 26 @ 8:00 pm - 10:00 pm
The Egg, Empire State Plaza
Albany, New York 12220
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$40 - $55

  Multi-Grammy award winner and 2017 MacArthur Genius Grant Recipient Rhiannon Giddens returns with her soul-stirring vocals and prowess on fiddle and banjo, performing a repertoire from her rich catalog of traditional and original music. Rhiannon will be joined by three other leading ladies of today’s folk music scene – Allison Russell of Birds of Chicago, Leyla McCalla of Carolina Chocolate Drops and rising star Amythyst Kiah – to perform music from their acclaimed, ground-breaking recording “Songs of Our Native…

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Grounds and Garden Work Party

July 27 @ 12:00 pm - 3:00 pm
The Stephen and Harriet Myers Residence, 194 Livingston Avenue
Albany, NY 12210 United States
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  Time to tend to the Myers Residence Campus grounds to spring! Mowing, weeding, preparing raised beds, replacing bricks, branch removal, and more at The Myers Residence Campus! A family friendly opportunity to welcome spring! Come for part or all of the time! Tools and gloves and light refreshments are provided. See you there!    

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