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December Dash 2020

Online 523 1/2 South Pearl Street, Albany

December Dash 2020 - can you donate at least $10 between December 1 and December 31, 2020 to help UREC continue its life-changing programming for teens, adults, and the community…

The UGRR – a New Interpretation of an Old Story

Cocncourse Empire State Plaza 263 Madison Avenue, Albany

Visit the UREC exhibit to be displayed in the Empire State Plaza South Concourse that will present an interpretation of Underground Railroad history and its relevance for today. Eight principles that frame the new interpretation include - (1) Document Based (2) Reality vs. Myth (3) Public vs. Secret (4) Movement, not Safe Houses and Routes…

The Stephen and Harriet Myers Residence – Virtually

Online 523 1/2 South Pearl Street, Albany

  Join with Paul Stewart in a Facebook Live virtual tour hosted by Mastic-Moriches-Shirley Library in Long Island. Visit for details about this virtual tour of exhibits at The Stephen…

Saratoga Reads – The Underground Railroad Revisited

Online 523 1/2 South Pearl Street, Albany

  Join in a conversation with Paul and Mary Liz Stewart hosted by Saratoga Reads. This program is inspired by the SaratogaREADS! book selection, Saratoga Soul, Brandtville Blues by Carol…

The Underground Railroad – a Framework for Interpretation

Online 523 1/2 South Pearl Street, Albany

  Join with Paul and Mary Liz Stewart for a 1:00 pm virtual presentation and conversation with students, faculty and staff at Finger Lakes Community College about a new interpretation…

FreedomCon 2021 – The New York Kidnapping Club: Wall Street, Slavery and Resistance on the Eve of the Civil War

Online 523 1/2 South Pearl Street, Albany

The Kidnapping Club is a powerful and resonant account of the ties between slavery and capitalism, corrupt roots of policing in America, and the unflagging strength of Black activism.
Dr. Wells' gripping narrative tells the story of the powerful men who kept the illegal slave trade alive and well in New York City long after slavery had been outlawed in the North. The Kidnapping Club was a network of judges, lawyers, police officers and bankers who sanctioned the kidnapping of free Black men, women and children in New York City who were then sold into markets in the southern states, South America, and the Caribbean for vast sums of wealth.