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January 28, 2021

2021 Black History Month Events

by
Office of State History

 

In recognition of Black History Month, the New York State Museum is offering educational resources and programs for classroom teachers, educators, and the public from our collections, exhibits, and research. The resources and programs can be accessed here: http://www.nysm.nysed.gov/programs/program-series/black-history-month

The following are some examples of Black History Month Events taking place at museums and historical societies across New York State.  Check back often for updates.

New York City

New-York Historical Society
“White Fright: The Sexual Panic at the Heart of America’s Racist History”
February 9th
6:00pm
More information:
https://www.nyhistory.org/programs/white-fright-sexual-panic-heart-americas-racist-history

New-York Historical Society
“Driving While Black: Race, Space and Mobility in America”

February 18th
6:00pm
More information:
https://www.nyhistory.org/programs/driving-while-black-race-space-and-mobility-america

New-York Historical Society
“Black Citizenship in the Age of Jim Crow”

February 24th
5:00pm-6:00pm
More information: https://www.nyhistory.org/programs/black-citizenship-age-jim-crow-virtual-presentation-2

New-York Historical Society
“Never Caught: The Washingtons’ Relentless Pursuit of Their Runaway Slave, Ona Judge”
February 25th
6:00pm
More information: https://www.nyhistory.org/programs/never-caught-washingtons-relentless-pursuit-their-runaway-slave-ona-judge

Roy Wilkins Park
“Black History Month in Queens”
February 6th
12:00pm-1:00pm
More information:
https://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2021/02/06/black-history-month-queens

Central Park
“Black History Month: Seneca Village”
February 13th
1:00pm-2:00pm
More information:
https://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2021/02/13/black-history-month-seneca-village

Brooklyn Bridge Park
“Black History Month: Brooklyn and the Underground Railroad”
February 20th
11:00am-12:00pm
More information:
https://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2021/02/20/black-history-month-brooklyn-and-the-underground-railroad

Cedar Playground
“Black History Month: The Birthplace of Hip-Hop”

February 27th
1:00pm-2:00pm
More information:
https://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2021/02/27/black-history-month-brooklyn-and-the-underground-railroad1

Long Island

Adelphi University
“A Giant Leap in a Time of Struggle: A Discussion with Olympic Gold Medalist Bob Beamon”
February 4th
7:00pm-9:00pm
More information:
https://www.adelphi.edu/events/a-giant-leap-in-a-time-of-struggle-a-discussion-with-olympic-gold-medalist-bob-beamon/

Hudson Valley

Black History Month Kingston
“Black History Month Kingston Kick-Off Event”
February 6th
1:00pm-2:30pm
More information:
http://www.blackhistorymonthkingston.org/events/list-of-events/154-black-history-month-kingston-kick-off-event-2

Hudson Valley Gospel Festival Committee
“History of Gospel in the Hudson Valley”
February 1st
8:30pm
More information: https://dutchesstourism.com/event-view/29995_2021_02_01/

Field Library of Peekskill and Mount Gulian Historic Site
“Cultivating Freedom: From Slave to Citizen”
February 9th
6:30pm
More information:
https://dutchesstourism.com/event-view/30007_2021_02_09/

The Historical Society of Rockland County
"Black History Month: Kathleen Collins Films"
February 19-25
More information: https://www.rocklandhistory.org/event.cfm?page=828&eblast_recipient=984672

Capital Region

Albany Institute of History and Art
“Black Swan Records and Motown Records-African American Independent Music Companies”
February 13th
2:00pm-3:00pm
More information: https://www.albanyinstitute.org/event/product/VIRTUAL-PRESENTATION-Black-Swan-Records-and-Motown-Records-African-American-Independent-Music-Companies.html

New York State Museum
“Highlights from the NYSM History Collection: African American Related Collections”
February 10th
1:00pm
More information:
https://www.facebook.com/nysmuseum

New York State Museum
"The Jessup Family: A Free African American Household in Early New York, 1790-1830"
February 24th
10:00am
More information: http://www.nysm.nysed.gov/programs/artifacts-jessup-family-free-african-american-household

Schenectady County Historical Society
“America’s First Freedom Rider: Elizabeth Jennings, Chester A. Arthur, and the Early Fight for Civil Rights”
February 24th
7:00pm-8:00pm
More information: http://schenectadyhistorical.org/event/mikorenda/

Schoharie Crossing State Historic Site
“The Black Experience on the D&H Canal”
February 4th
6:30pm
More information: https://www.parks.ny.gov/events/event.aspx?e=27-28580.0

Sand Lake Historical Society
"Adam Blake Jr., Entrepreneur"
February 9th
7:00pm
More information: http://sandlakehistory.org/meetings.htm

Fulton County Historical Society
"The Underground Railroad and Abolitionism in Montgomery County"
February 16th
6:30pm
https://www.facebook.com/events/909174366502938/

Fulton County Historical Society
"To Arms! To Arms! Black Civil War Veterans in Fulton County"
February 23rd
6:30pm
More information: https://www.facebook.com/events/500470604689224/

University at Albany
"William Monroe Trotter, Catalyst for Change"
February 24th
6:00pm
More information: https://www.albany.edu/africana/news/2020-black-history-month

Preservation League of New York
"The Great Migration in New York"
February 23rd
4:00pm
More information: https://www.preservenys.org/calendar/the-great-migration-in-new-york

Greater Niagara

Old Fort Niagara
“Fort Niagara’s Hidden African-American History”
February 6th
10:30am
More information: https://www.oldfortniagara.org/event/100281/fort-niagaras-hidden-african-american-history

Central New York

Syracuse University
“Looking Back, Looking Forward: Choices, Careers and Living Black History”
February 11th
5:00pm
More information: http://humcenter.syr.edu/event-items/2020/2021.02.11-Watson_Opener.html

Oneida County History Center
"The Black Family: Representation, Identity, and Diversity"
February 27th
1:00pm
More information: https://zoom.us/meeting/register/tJ0lde2trDMuG9X2AYh3kLDi1Km_LJ3ioHmG

Rome Historical Society
"The Black Family and the Tuskejee Airmen"
February 28th
3:00pm
More information: https://www.facebook.com/pg/romehistorical/events/?ref=page_internal

National Abolition Hall of Fame
"Black History Matters"
More information: https://www.nationalabolitionhalloffameandmuseum.org/events.html

Finger Lakes

Tompkins History Center
"Black History Month"
Black History Month Resources
More information: https://thehistorycenter.net/Black-History-Month

Onondaga Historical Association
"OHA Bedtime Stories- Harriet Powell: The Story of an Enslaved Woman who Escaped from the Syracuse Hotel"
February 26th
More information: https://app.robly.com/archive?id=805dd285338d7d164905d9143638e463&v=true

Friends & Foundation of the Rochester Public Library
"Charles Ethan Porter: Artist and Community"
February 10th
6:00pm
More information: https://ffrpl.libraryweb.org/black-history-lectures-on-artists-charles-ethan-porter-and-dox-thrash/

Friends & Foundation of the Rochester Public Library
"Dox Thrash: From Tenant Farmer's Son to Artist at the Pennsylvania Federal Art Project"
February 24th
6:00pm
More information: https://ffrpl.libraryweb.org/black-history-lectures-on-artists-charles-ethan-porter-and-dox-thrash/