Celebrate Schenectady County’s black history on Saturday, September 17th, at 1 pm with Profiles of African-Americans in Schenectady. This event will have living history performances focusing on former slaves who escaped the shackles of slavery and discrimination to achieve greatness. It will also include a walking tour of the Stockade neighborhood focusing on the area’s black history and a presentation by the Underground Railroad History Project. Refreshments will be served after the walking tour.
Living History Performances will include:
•ALANI – Anthony Allen, The Journey From Slavery in Schenectady to Entrepreneur in Hawaii by Donald Hyman
•Mary Lloyd Stewart and Julia Foote by Lucille Taylor
•Moses Viney by Walter Simpkins
Admission is free for members of the Schenectady County Historical Society, and $5 for non-members. Registration is encouraged.
For more information and to register for this program, contact Michael Maloney Librarian/Archivist at the Schenectady County Historical Society, by phone at (518) 374-0263, option 3, or by email at firstname.lastname@example.org.
The Schenectady County Historical Society is wheelchair accessible, with off-street parking behind the building and overflow parking next door at the YWCA.
Photo: Walter Simpkins as Moses Viney.