Conference on Black History in the Hudson Valley

Date(s) - 07/14/2018
1:00 pm

Hudson River Maritime Museum


The Hudson River Maritime Museum and The Library at the A.J. Williams-Myers African Roots Center in Kingston are proud hosts of The Conference on Black History in the Hudson Valley. The focus of this conference is the history of Black and African-American residents in the Hudson Valley, including communities and work along the canals and tributaries of the Hudson River.

Tickets are $20 for HRMM members, $30 for non-members.

12:30 PM – Registration and check-in
1:00 PM – Introduction with A.J. Williams-Myers
1:30 PM – Session 1
PANEL: “But Little To Go On: Researching Black History in New York”
PANEL: “Slavery in the Hudson Valley”

2:45 PM – Session 2
“The Hills: The History of an African-American Community, 1790-1890, Westchester County, New York”
“Warrenton to Catskill: A Story of The Great Migration”

3:30 PM – Session 3
ROUNDTABLE: “Interpreting Black History at Historic Sites”
PANEL: “Ulster County As the Promised Land: The Work of Father Devine”

4:45 PM – Session 4
“Underground Railroad: The First Civil Rights Movement”
“Paul Robeson and the Peekskill Riots of 1949: Perspectives Then and Now”

5:30 PM – Conference closes


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