Zoom. Conference on local Black history at SUNY Ulster

| 20 Sep 2021 | 02:06

The 2021 Conference on Black History in the Hudson Valley will be held Saturday, Oct. 2, at SUNY Ulster in Stone Ridge.

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

The all-day conference features 12 presenters on four panels with topics including the role of the Black church, voting rights, the Underground Railroad, Jim Crow, the arts, Green Books, interpretation at area museums and more.

There will also be a roundtable discussion and a program remembering Dr. A.J. Williams-Myers, a leader in Hudson Valley Black history research and education.

This conference is open to everyone. The fee is $30 for in-person attendance and $15 per household for virtual access. For more information and to register, visit www.hrmm.org/black-history-conference.

The conference is co-hosted by 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, the Harambee Coalition and Pine Street African Burial Ground.