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February 2019

Metro [NY] Friends

February 22 @ 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm
135 Prospect Park Sw – Apt. E1, 135 Prospect Park SW - E1
Brooklyn, NY 11218 United States
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  Gather with NYC Underground Railroad activists as we plan how to share NYC's rich UGRR heritage and its relationship with us today. We meet in Brooklyn at the home of Alan Singer. Pizza and soda are generously provided by Alan. Join with this lively, enthusiastic group to elevate UGRR history to its rightful place of prominence in public memory. Need more information? Call Mary Liz Stewart, Executive Director of URHP, at 518-432-4432.

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Irish American Heritage Museum – A New Interpretation of an Old Story

February 22 @ 7:00 pm - 8:30 pm
The Irish American Heritage Museum, 370 Broadway
Albany, NY 12207 United States
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Paul and Mary Liz Stewart, independent researchers and Scholars in Residence at Russell Sage College, bring their seminal research on the Underground Railroad movement to the public. 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 have led us to believe. In the midst of significant pro-slavery sentiment, New York State was home to many abolitionists working to abolish the institution of…

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Freedom Chorale

February 23 @ 3:00 pm - 4:00 pm
The Stephen and Harriet Myers Residence, 194 Livingston Avenue
Albany, NY 12210 United States
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Join your singing voice with others as part of the URHP FREEDOM CHORALE. Resurrecting abolition songs sung at rallies, meetings, and staged performances and reclaiming songs of those enslaved in the antebellum period, the songs become an opportunity to give voice to the voiceless, to those who have been written out of American history. This multi-age, diverse group is looking to expand its number of singers and instrumental musicians. Interested? Have questions? Call Paul Stewart at 518-432-4432 or email him…

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Troy Public Library – The Underground Railroad Revisited

February 26 @ 6:00 pm - 7:30 pm
Troy Public Library, 100 Second St.
Troy, NY United States
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Paul and Mary Liz Stewart, independent researchers and Scholars-in-Residence at Russell Sage College, bring their seminal research on the Underground Railroad movement to Troy Public Library. 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 have led us to believe.  In the midst of significant pro-slavery sentiment, New York State was home to many abolitionists working to abolish the institution of slavery…

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