Exhibit: The African-American Migration Experience


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The Albany Institute of History & Art is partnering with the African American Cultural Center of the Capital Region, the Capital District Black Chamber of Commerce, and the JAFJR Community Foundation to host a traveling panel exhibition created and curated by the Schomburg Center for Research in Black Culture at The New York Public Library.

This panel exhibition will be displayed in a public space on the third floor atrium of the Albany Institute of History & Art through March 25, 2017. There is no admission fee to see this exhibition.

The exhibition uses panels and a companion online exhibition and website In Motion: The African-American Migration Experience to examine how African Americans have formed and transformed themselves and their landscape through migration.

Anyone interested in learning more about school tour opportunities, contact the Education Department at the Albany Institute of History & Art at (518) 463-4478 ext. 405.

For more information on the Schomburg Center for Research in Black Culture, visit their website.

Photo: An African American family just arrived in Chicago from the rural South, courtesy of the Schomburg Center for Research in Black Culture.

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  1. Roger Dowd

    A while back, our organization had the pleasure of hearing author L. Lloyd Stewart talk about his 2013 book, “The Mysterious Black Migration” which was covered here on the New York History Blog. The book focuses primarily on the migration of African-American settlers to Washington County. However, it sheds a broader light on the migration during the onerous “Gradual Emancipation” years of 1799 to 1827, which is covered in the author’s earlier book “A Far Cry From Freedom: New York State’s Crime Against Humanity”. This is such a compelling story and L. Lloyd Stewart tells it well. http://newyorkhistoryblog.org/2013/05/02/washington-countys-mysterious-black-migration/

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