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June 2019

URHP READS – Reading Between the Lies

June 14 @ 5:30 pm - 7:30 pm
The Stephen and Harriet Myers Residence, 194 Livingston Avenue
Albany, NY 12210 United States
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  Comedian Dick Gregory’s wit has propelled his political activism ever since his first stand-up routines in the 1950s. His book, “Defining Moments in Black History: Reading Between the Lies” (Harper Collins), features provocative essays about American history through the perspective of African Americans whose stories are not frequently told (or are mischaracterized) in history lessons. With biting wit and righteous indignation, Gregory counters the adage that history is written by the winners; sometimes all sides’ stories do get told,…

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5 Boros to Freedom – Animated Film Screening of GARRETT’S GIFT

June 16 @ 3:00 pm - 4:00 pm
Lewis Howard Latimer House Museum, 34-41 137th Street
New York, NY 11354
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Garrett’s Gift, a family friendly animated film shares the inspiring story of African American inventor Garrett Morgan. This smart animation introduces African American inventor Garrett Morgan who, same as Latimer, was born to former slaves. It highlights significant achievements by African Americans and discusses where ideas come from. Viewing is scheduled for Sunday, June 16 at 3 PM Lewis Howard Latimer House Museum located at 34-41 137th Street, Queens, NY 11354. Tours Registration on Eventbrite.com is requested for this free event. Visitors will be able…

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A New York Lamentation

June 16 @ 4:00 pm - 5:00 pm
St. Thomas Churc, 1 West 53rd. St.
New York, New York 10019
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Free

“A New York Lamentation,” a play written by the Rev. Chuck Kramer, rector of St. James’ Episcopal Church in Hyde Park, brings to life the tragic history of slavery that existed in New York City and the Hudson Valley for more than 200 years. All the characters in the play are real historical figures, including the enslaved, the enslavers, and the bolitionists. “A New York Lamentation” is an initiative of the Episcopal Diocese of New York’s Reparations Committee, which is…

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It’s Your Move – Calling All Chess Players Rescheduled to June 24

June 17 @ 5:30 pm - 7:30 pm
The Stephen and Harriet Myers Residence, 194 Livingston Avenue
Albany, NY 12210 United States
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  Calling all chess players! From highly skilled to no experience necessary, join in a relaxed game of chess at The Stephen and Harriet Myers Residence. Dust off your skills, refine your tactics, enjoy this historic game in a historic house. Chess boards and playing pieces are provided. Light refreshments will be available. Young and older welcome.  

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URHP Board Meeting

June 18 @ 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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