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FreedomCon 2021 – Building Community through Free Black Migration before the Civil War

Online

The scholarship on the Underground Railroad movement and the Great Migration is vast but little attention has been paid to the voluntary migratory patterns of free black Americans before the Civil War. Dr. Jennifer Thompson Burns will shine light on the importance of studying the antebellum migratory patterns of free Black Americans in the tri-city…

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“We Took to Ourselves Liberty” – The Underground Railroad in Oneida County, NY

Online via Zoom

“‘We took to ourselves liberty”: Historic Sites Relating to the Underground Railroad, Abolitionism, and African American Life in Oneida County and Beyond.” The Underground Railroad was one of America’s monumental stories,  a multi-racial civil rights movement of epic proportions. Before the Civil War, as many as 100,000 people escaped from slavery, some alone and some with…

Maritime Dimensions of the Underground Railroad

Online

"Sailing to Freedom: Maritime Dimensions of the Underground Railroad focuses on seaborne escapes of enslaved African Americans along the eastern seaboard. Contemporary scholarship and teaching about the Underground Railroad focus almost exclusively on overland escape routes. However, new research reveals that multitudes of enslaved persons made their way to freedom using coastwise water routes . .…

Historic Preservation Fund Grant Programs Webinar

Online

In 2022, the Historic Preservation Fund will fund more than $150 million in projects to assist communities with historic preservation and conservation projects. On Wednesday, November 4 at 4:30pm EDT, the National Underground Railroad Network to Freedom Program will host National Park Service Grants Management Specialist Seth Tinkham to learn more about the different funding…

Archeology and the Underground Railroad

Online via Zoom

  Join an hour long discussion and Q & A on archeology and the Underground Railroad. Commemorating International Archeology Day 2021, panelists Paul Stewart, Matt Kirk and Lavada Nahon will discuss archeology's contributions to a fuller understanding of the Underground Railroad movement. Archeology conducted at The Stephen and Harriet Myers Residence Campus of Underground Railroad…

UREC Reads: Black Reconstruction 1860-1880 (ch. 17) – W.E.B. Du Bois book conversation

Virtual via Zoom

Du Bois, an incredible thinker and author who pushes beyond the limits of the American narrative with his challenging observations and interpretations, challenges and enriches the reader's understanding of Reconstruction. A must read and a great source of stimulating conversation. Please bring questions and comments to this conversation. Du Bois published Black Reconstruction (BR) in…

The Myers Residence will be closed

The Stephen and Harriet Myers Residence 194 Livingston Avenue, Albany, NY

We apologize for any inconvenience but The Myers Residence will be closed on Saturday, November 13 as staff and volunteers will be off site at a program out of the area. Normal public hours will resume on Monday, November 15.

Work Party – last one for the season!

The Stephen and Harriet Myers Residence 194 Livingston Avenue, Albany, NY

Put on the garden gloves, pick up the rake, and off you go! Would you prefer to work with clippers or a shovel? How about a lawn mower or pitch fork? Are you a gardener? Are you a carpenter? All sorts of garden and grounds activities fill up work party days. Join in the fun.…

YALI Curriculum Development Workgroup

The Stephen and Harriet Myers Residence 194 Livingston Avenue, Albany, NY

Interested in designing curriculum for the Young Abolitionist Leadership Institute? Join with other community members to develop curriculum that will help expand the reach and impact of YALI. Contact Mary Liz Stewart at 518-621-7793 or at urhpcr@localnet.com to indicate your interest. This is an in-person workgroup that meets at The Stephen and Harriet Myers Residence.

The Myers Residence will be closed

The Stephen and Harriet Myers Residence 194 Livingston Avenue, Albany, NY

We apologize for any inconvenience but The Myers Residence will be closed on Wednesday, November 24 as staff and volunteers will be preparing for Thanksgiving. Normal public hours will resume on Saturday, November 27 with the last FreedomCon 2021 presentation.

The Myers Residence will be closed

The Stephen and Harriet Myers Residence 194 Livingston Avenue, Albany, NY

We apologize for any inconvenience but The Myers Residence will be closed on Thursday, November 25 as staff and volunteers will be celebrating Thanksgiving with family and friends. Normal public hours will resume on Saturday, November 27 with the last FreedomCon 2021 presentation.      

The Myers Residence will be closed

The Stephen and Harriet Myers Residence 194 Livingston Avenue, Albany, NY

We apologize for any inconvenience but The Myers Residence will be closed on Friday, November 26 for the Thanksgiving holiday. Normal public hours will resume on Saturday, November 27 with the last FreedomCon 2021 presentation.