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L’il Freedom Seekers Story Time Helps Parents Navigate Hard History

Partnering with Underground Railroad Education Center, acclaimed children’s educators and teaching artists Mariah Ralph and Yahoteh Kokayi of Harlem School of the Arts will lead children and their parents or caregivers through 30 minutes of music and interactive fun exploring themes of freedom, race, and community to a lively beat. The program will center around…

Collections Committee

The Stephen and Harriet Myers Residence 194 Livingston Avenue, Albany

Do you like digging in the dirt? Researching? Drafting grant applications? Recordkeeping? Planning programs, exhibits, displays? Contributing to the development of the Collections Management System as we work to get our incredibly large collection of artifacts into a public facing, user friendly database? Then this committee is for YOU! This very active committee needs more…

Black Reconstruction 1860-1880 – W.E.B. Du Bois book conversation via Zoom

DuBois, an incredible thinker and author who pushes beyond the limits of the American narrative with his challenging observations and interpretations. A must read and a great source of stimulating conversation. Du Bois published Black Reconstruction (BR) in 1935 with Harcourt, Brace and Company (New York). He completed it after leaving the NAACP and returning…

UREC Board Meeting

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) 621-7793 or

July 4th Oration 2020 – The Struggle for Justice Continues – via Zoom

Using the framework of Frederick Douglass’s 1852 speech, ‘What to the Slave is Your Fourth of July”, let us come together to reflect on the meaning of July 4th in the context of our current political and social climate.   Guest Reader Jonathan Jones will read selected excerpts from Douglass's speech. Featured Speaker Gretchin Sorin…