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February 2018

Overcoming Oppressions and Adversity: A Look Back at Black History in America

February 25 @ 3:00 pm - 5:00 pm
College of St. Rose, 432 Western Avenue
Albany, NY 12203 United States
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    What do we learn from looking back at history?  Critical components can include but not be limited to, faith, music, martyrs, heroes, strong women figures. In studying history, hopefully we learn. As we look back together,  hopefully we will be inspired by how others have met their adversity and carried on. This program is sponsored by League of Women Voters Albany Chapter and will be held at The College of St. Rose.      

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The Underground Railroad – a New Interpretation of an Old Story

February 27 @ 6:30 pm - 8:00 pm
Watervliet Public Library, 1501 Broadway # 1,
Watervliet, NY 12189 United States
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The Underground Railroad, often remembered as being characterized by tunnels, dark of night escapes, coded language and hidey-holes, was far more extensive and complex than these ideas lead us to believe. The Capital Region was home to many abolitionists working to abolish the institution of slavery in our state and nation and it was visited by many who had escaped enslavement and sought a life of freedom. Meet the historic people who lived and worked in the Capital Region and…

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March 2018

Unique Perspectives – by Capital Region Artists – Opening Exhibit & Reception

March 2 @ 5:30 pm - 7:30 pm
Albany Heritage Area Visitors Center, 25 Quackenbush Square
Albany, NY 12207 United States
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In our increasingly polarized society, the symbol of the 19th century Underground Railroad movement and its abolition activists challenge us to publicly reflect and act upon the legacy of the institution of slavery in contemporary times. Elements in society that oppose equity, such as racism and discrimination, must be challenged, overcome, and corrected. Capital Region artists offer their reflections and responses to this legacy in a variety of artistic forms that compel the viewer to reflection and response. What will…

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LibertyCon 2018 – Embracing Equity in a Global Society

March 9 @ 10:00 am - 9:00 pm
New YOrk State Museum, 222 Madison Avenue
Albany, NY 12230 United States
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  For Friday conference details, follow this link - https://undergroundrailroadhistory.org/portfolio-view/friday-educator-workshop/  For full conference details, follow this link - https://undergroundrailroadhistory.org/conference/     Click  LibertyCon 2018 Flier with Registration  to download a paper flier and registration            

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LibertyCon 2018 – Embracing Equity in a Global Society

March 10 @ 8:00 am - 7:00 pm

  For Saturday Conference details, follow this link - https://undergroundrailroadhistory.org/portfolio-view/saturday/ For complete Conference details, follow this link - https://undergroundrailroadhistory.org/conference/ Saturday programming will be held at the Albany Capital Center (55 Eagle Street, Albany 12207) and the Albany Heritage Area Visitors Center (25 Quackenbush Square, Albany 12207).   Click  LibertyCon 2018 Flier with Registration to download paper flier and registration form

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