The African Diaspora and Economic Development Along the Hudson River This year marks the quadricentennial anniversary of Henry Hudson’s first voyage on New York’s beautiful Hudson River. This conference is
Ethel Roseboro hailed from North Carolina. She moved to Hillburn in order to teach the third and fourth grades.
Cicely Savery Gunner was the daughter of William Savery, a former slave and master carpenter whose desire to educate his children after the civil war led to the building of
This video is courtesy of LOHUD. An advertisement will play before the video starts. Ramapo Film documenting desegregation battle “Two Schools in Hillburn” recounts the 1943 struggle to integrate the village’s
This is a true story about two separate by equal elementary schools in Hillburn, New York — one white and one black elementary schools. In the 1940s, Thurgood Marshall played
Knowing the Past to Understand Our Present This is a community event for the entire family in observance of the documented arrival of African people during 1619 in Jamestown Virginia.
By Jamila Brathwaite The St. Charles African Methodist Episcopal Zion Church today stands on Valentine Road in Sparkill, New York. In 1897, the church was rebuilt in its present location;
Dr. Edmund W. Gordon W. E. B. DuBois once asked a question having to do with whether America could have become America without the participation of the African peoples. He
By Dr. Travis Jackson The discovery of the African Burial Ground in Lower Manhattan in 1991 stimulated an interest in slavery, as it had existed in New York City during
Civil War Soldier Monologue My name is William Henry Myers and I am a proud CITIZEN of Nyack, New York and these United States! Now, I put emphasis on citizen