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Albany County Offers Two African American History Month Programs This Week

2/11/2014 2:39:35 PM

Albany County continues its celebration of African American History Month with two presentations of interest to the public this week. Both will take place in the Cahill Room of the Harold L. Joyce Albany County Office building at 112 State Street.

On Wednesday, February 12 at Noon, there will be a discussion on “Women and Their Impact on Civil Rights” featuring Albany County Legislators Norma Chapman and Lucille McKnight, Albany County Alternate Public Defender Sherri Brooks and Yolanda Caldwell, the founder of Titus Enterprises. This panel will offer its perspective on the role of women in the civil rights movement. 

On Friday, February 14 at Noon, Starlyn D’Angelo, the Executive Director of the Shaker Heritage Society, will offer a presentation on African American Shakers and the Underground Railroad. Ms. D’Angelo will discuss how the Shakers were ahead of their time in terms of embracing racial equality and how they helped several African Americans in the time of slavery.

These presentations are open to the public and those who attend should feel free to bring their lunch.    

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