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October 2019

Collections Committee

October 3 @ 5:00 pm - 7:00 pm
The Stephen and Harriet Myers Residence, 194 Livingston Avenue
Albany, NY 12210 United States
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Calling all hands to help with the Collections Committee. Collections Committee is planning and implementing International Archeology Day at The Myers Residence Campus. Help set up stations for a dig, for document and artifact analysis, photography, and more. Additionally, Collections Committee is setting up an inventory system for The Stephen and Harriet Myers Residence, organizing Underground Railroad History Project records, researching artifacts from the many archeological digs that have been conducted on The Myers Residence Campus, and planning exhibits. All…

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Metro [NY] Friends

October 4 @ 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Alan Singer’s home, 135 Prospect Park SW - Apt. 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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Community Service Day

October 5 @ 10:00 am - 2:00 pm
The Stephen and Harriet Myers Residence, 194 Livingston Avenue
Albany, NY 12210 United States
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Join with students from RPI to maintain and beautify the Myers Campus grounds. Mow lawns, saw branches, weed whack, paint, clean The Res, and  more. Supplies will be provided. Come for all or part of the time. Refreshments will be provided. Please dress for the weather and wear clothes that can get dirty as we will be working outside.

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LibertyCon 2020 – Freedom Road: the Struggle for Justice Continues

October 7 @ 5:30 pm - 7:00 pm
The Stephen and Harriet Myers Residence, 194 Livingston Avenue
Albany, NY 12210 United States
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Be an agent of change with Planning Committee members as we work together linking yesterday with today as we work together to build a better tomorrow. "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 our contemporary times.”  (P. Stewart) As the first civil rights movement in the United States, the Underground Railroad movement provides…

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URHP Reads – How the Irish Became White

October 11 @ 5:30 pm - 7:30 pm
The Stephen and Harriet Myers Residence, 194 Livingston Avenue
Albany, NY 12210 United States
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  How the Irish Became White by Noel Ignatiev Ignatiev traces the tattered history of Irish and African-American relations, revealing how the Irish used labor unions, the Catholic Church and the Democratic party to help gain and secure their newly found place in the White Republic. He uncovers the roots of conflict between Irish-Americans & African-Americans & draws a powerful connection between the embracing of white supremacy & Irish “success” in 19th century American society. (GoodReads.com) Chapters 4 & 5…

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