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“A Great Day in Harlem” Recreation

Black Dimensions in Art organized and gathered creatives of the African diaspora to recreate the iconic 1958 photo “A Great Day in Harlem.” The group has been celebrating and supporting black artists for nearly 50 years and organized the recreated photo at the Stephen and Harriet Myers residence in Arbor Hill.

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White Replacement Theory is Nothing New

White Replacement Theory is nothing new. In the past it raised fear about German, Jewish, Chinese, Japanese, and Southern and Eastern European immigrants and influence. Today it just targets different immigrant groups its proponents believe will never become true Americans.

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Origin and Meaning of Critical Race Theory

Origin and Meaning of Critical Race Theory In August 2021, the Brookings Institute reported that at least eight states had passed legislation banning the teaching of Critical Race Theory, although only Idaho…

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What’s Next for Voting Rights?

What’s Next for Voting Rights? The United States Supreme Court has agreed to hear a pair of cases, being argued together, which address an issue on voting rights.  In Arizona…

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Out of Chaos Comes Growth

Out of Chaos Comes Growth Fred Katz A contested presidential election. The Democrat has won the popular vote, but the electoral vote in several states is being challenged, with both…

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Rightfully Ours: Our Voices, Our Choices

Rightfully Ours: Our Voices, Our Choices Deb Vincent, Director of Youth Programs Thanks to the tireless and unrelenting efforts of women like Daisy Lampkin, our country granted the Constitutional right…

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We Are a 2020 AARP Community Challenge Grantee!

We’re thrilled to announce that Underground Railroad Education Center has been named a recipient of a 2020 AARP Community Challenge grant, one of six grantees selected in New York. We’ll use this generous grant to provide the foundation of our new”Sow We Grow” Year-Round Accessible Indoor Intergenerational Food Gardening Project at our Historic Site and Community Gardens.

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