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Yours for the Oppressed, Harriet Myers – an exhibit celebrating Black Women Activists

The Stephen and Harriet Myers Residence 194 Livingston Avenue, Albany

Yours for the Oppressed, Harriet Myers Come view the first such exhibit to be installed at The Stephen and Harriet Myers Residence. Yours for the Oppressed, Harriet Myers features pieces chosen by our museum’s Special Collections curator in honor of Black  Women’s contributions to social justice in America. The exhibition centers around an 1860 letter…

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…

The Stephen and Harriet Myers Residence – Virtually


  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


  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…

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


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.


Women of the Underground Railroad

Virtual via Zoom

Join with Mary Liz and Paul Stewart, local researchers and co-founders of Underground Railroad Education Center, as they share their research on women involved in the Underground Railroad movement. While…