John Jay College of Criminal Justice has announced the first New York Slavery Records Index, a publicly searchable compilation of records that identify individual enslaved persons and their owners, beginning as early as 1525 and ending during the Civil War.
The index will help to deepen the understanding of slavery in the State of New York. Continue reading
The 17th Annual Underground Railroad Public History Convention is set for March 9-11, 2018, at the Cultural Education Center and Albany Capital Center and The Visitors Center of Albany County Convention and Visitors Bureau.
The Convention will include workshops, round tables, exhibits, vendors, art exhibitions and raffles. Attendees are encouraged to come dressed in period attire. Continue reading
Gather at the Table: The Healing Journey of a Daughter of Slavery and Son of the Slave Trade with Sharon Morgan and Tom DeWolf will be held on Friday, March 9th at 7 pm.
Morgan and DeWolf will answer the question “What is the legacy of the institution of slavery?” and offer hope that reconciliation and healing are possible in a nation rife with conflict, division, and racism. Continue reading
The Charles W. Wendell Research Grant is available for research on topics related to the Dutch in America/Dutch Atlantic World. Requests for up to $5,000 will be considered. Continue reading
Women’s Rights National Historical Park has announced they will hold a celebration of Frederick Douglass’ 200th Birthday on Saturday, February 17, 2018 at 2 pm.
Nathan Richardson and Melinda Grube as Frederick Douglass and Elizabeth Cady Stanton will discuss Mr. Douglass’ life-long battle for Women’s Rights, the relationship between the two historical giants, and the temporary halt of their relationship upon the passage of the 15th Amendment. Continue reading
The Battle of Cranberry Creek, fought just north of Alexandria Bay in July of 1813, was a small but dramatic part of the War of 1812 in Upstate New York. In late July 1813, the American Navy learned that several British bateaux loaded with supplies were bound up the St. Lawrence River for Fort Henry at Kingston, Ontario. Major Dimoch of the Forsyth Rifles caught up with the flotilla in Goose Bay on July 20 and sized 15 ships and their cargo. Continue reading
The New York State Archives Partnership Trust has announced Stephen Lang as the winner of the 2018 Empire State Archives & History Award.
Stephen Lang, award-winning stage and film actor, writer, and producer and star of His Dark Land, will receive the 2018 Empire State Archives and History Award from the New York State Archives Partnership Trust.
The public is invited to hear Lang speak about his career as an actor and history enthusiast, interviewed by friend and nationally prominent Lincoln Scholar Harold Holzer on October 25, 2018 in Albany.
The Brooklyn Museum has announced an extensive calendar of public programs surrounding the exhibition Radical Women: Latin American Art, 1960-1985.
The only East-coast venue of the exhibition, Radical Women will be on view from April 13 to July 22 at the Brooklyn Museum.
Scheduled programs include: Continue reading
The New York Archives have posted highlights from the latest issue of New York Archives magazine, including Sally Svenson’s feature article “Brookside: An Integrated Adirondack Cemetery” in its entirety.
Highlighted articles include:
This week on The Historians Podcast, Adirondack author Larry Gooley discusses two books he was written about Dannemora Prison in Northern, New York.
His most recent book is Dannemora’s Death House: The Crimes and Fates of 41 Killers Sentenced to Die in Clinton Prison’s Electric Chair.
Listen to the podcast here. Buy the book here. Continue reading