Statewide events spotlight NY Black History Month
Posted at: 02/06/2013 8:54 AM
ALBANY, N.Y. (AP) - Exhibits, displays and more than two dozen Underground Railroad sites from New York City to Buffalo are the focus of New York state's efforts to highlight Black History Month.
Museums, historic sites and other venues are hosting events this month to spotlight African-American contributions to the United States 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 at the website, http://thebeat.iloveny.com.
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