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Statewide events spotlight NY Black History Month

Posted at: 02/06/2013 3:05 PM
By: Associated Press

Museums, historic sites and other venues are hosting events this month to spotlight African-American contributions to the nation and New York's central role in the anti-slavery movement of the 19th century.
    
A centerpiece of New York's Black History Month celebration is an exhibit at the state Capitol, titled "From Slavery to Citizenship: The African American Experience in New York 1817-1872." The exhibit includes the stories of such leading abolitionists as Frederick Douglass and Harriet Tubman, and a flag carried by an all-black infantry regiment during the Civil War.
    
Other Black History Month happenings can be found here.