Zoom. Conference on Black History in the Hudson Valley set for Oct. 2

| 17 Aug 2021 | 01:27

The Hudson River Maritime Museum, The Library at the A.J. Williams-Myers African Roots Center, TMI Project’s Black Stories Matter, the Underground Railroad Education Center and the Harambee Coalition and Pine Street African Burial Ground will host the 2021 Conference on Black History in the Hudson Valley, to be held Saturday, Oct. 2, at SUNY Ulster in Stone Ridge.

The conference will be available for a limited number of attendees in-person, and will be simultaneously broadcast virtually via Zoom.

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. The Conference on Black History in the Hudson Valley is open for researchers of all levels to apply as presenters. The general public is welcome to attend.

Call for research proposals

The call for proposals is still open and the conference organizers encourage researchers of all levels to apply at www.hrmm.org/black-history-conference. Proposal deadline is Friday, Aug. 27. Proposals and any questions should be emailed to conference@hrmm.org.

Everyone with an interest in Black history is invited to consult the Hudson Valley Black History Collaborative Research Guide, a project of the History Alliance of Kingston, for more information about Black history in the Hudson Valley. The guide is available on the conference page (www.hrmm.org/black-history-conference) and on the History Alliance of Kingston (HAK) website (www.historyallianceofkingston.org). Those with knowledge of additional resources not listed may add them for inclusion via the online form available on the HAK website.

The fee to attend is $30/person for in-person and $15/household for virtual access. Registration will be live on the Hudson River Maritime Museum website by the end of August.