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December Dash 2020


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…

Holiday Shoppe Open House

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

Join Us for our Holiday Shopping Extravaganza!* We will have multiple handmade and one-of-a-kind items for sale, our own merchandise, books, puzzles, DVDs, cards, and a wide variety of artwork…

The Myers Residence – will be closed December 24, 25, 26

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

  The Stephen and Harriet Myers Residence will be closed to the public on December 24, 25, and 26. It will reopen to the public on Monday, December 28 at…

The UGRR – a New Interpretation of an Old Story

Cocncourse Empire State Plaza 263 Madison Avenue, Albany, New York

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…

FreedomCon 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.