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“The Interview” – a screening and discussion

Online

For Black History Month Kingston 2023, The Library at the A.J. Williams- Myers African Roots Center, ENJAN (End the New Jim Crow Action Network) Kingston, and the YWCA Ulster County…

Stephen Myers and the Underground Railroad

Online

Join Mary Liz and Paul Stewart as they discuss Harriet and Stephen Myers, Black abolitionists whose residence was a headquarters for Underground Railroad activity in the Capital Region in the…

Anti-Slavery in Columbia County and the Region

Online

Columbia County was an important and vibrant community in the first half of the 19th century. Temperance, reform movements and Underground Railroad activity were part of the antebellum period. Numerous…

The Underground Railroad: a New Interpretation of an Old Story

Messiah Lutheran Church 2850 Guilderland Avenue, Schenectady, NY

The Underground Railroad, often remembered as being characterized by tunnels, dark of night escapes, coded language, and hidey-holes, was far more extensive and complex than these ideas have led us to believe. In the midst of significant pro-slavery sentiment, New York State was home to many abolitionists working to abolish the institution of enslavement in…

The Underground Railroad Revisited

The Crossings 580 Albany Shaker Road, Loudonville, NY

  The Underground Railroad, often remembered as being characterized by tunnels, dark of night escapes, coded language, and hidey-holes, was far more extensive and complex than these ideas have led us to believe. In the midst of significant pro-slavery sentiment, New York State was home to many abolitionists working to abolish the institution of enslavement…

Homeschooler Tour

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

Join with Paul and Mary Liz Stewart and Amelia Paul at The Stephen and Harriet Myers Residence to learn the real story about the Underground Railroad. Hidey holes? Nope. Dark…

“On Freedom Road: Bicycle Explorations and Reckonings on the Underground Railroad” – book talk by author David Goodrich

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

“Over the course of four years, I rode my bicycle 3,000 miles east of the Mississippi to travel the routes of the Underground Railroad and delve into the history and stories in the places where they happened. The traces of the Underground Railroad hide in plain sight: a great church in Philadelphia; a humble old…

Collections Committee Planning Meeting

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

Do you like digging in the dirt? Researching? Drafting grant applications? Record keeping? 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? Planning and implementing International Archeology Day? Then this committee is for…

UREC Reads – The Dawning of the Apocalypse – ch. 2

Online via Zoom

Summary: In retelling the bloodthirsty story of the invasion of the Americas, Horne recounts how the fierce resistance by Africans and their Indigenous allies weakened Spain and enabled London to…

FBI Field Office Tour

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

Albany FBI Field Office staff will join with Paul and Mary Liz Stewart at The Stephen and Harriet Myers Residence to learn the real story about the Underground Railroad. Hidey…