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The Albany History Fair, #EveryMonthBlackHistoryMonth, continues with these virtual programs published May 21, 2021

Photograph of meeting house bleechers and copy of document

A Determined Voice: Mother Rebecca Cox Jackson
This Zoom Meeting was Livestreamed on Facebook at facebook.com/historiccherryhill
Through an examination of documents and a live tour of the Meeting House, Lorraine Weiss, Education Coordinator at Shaker Heritage Society, will lead you on a journey exploringĀ  the life, vision, and determination of African American Shaker Mother Rebecca Cox Jackson.

Photograph of Adam Blake performing.

Adam Blake Jr. Returns to the Kenmore!
May 24, 5PM
Livestreamed on Facebook at facebook.com/historiccherryhill
Actor, educator, and historian, Donald Hyman, will perform his original biographical monologue portraying the life of Adam Blake Jr., 19th-century African American proprietor of the Kenmore Hotel–live at the recently restored Albany landmark!

You can also look forward to posts on local history, more performances by Donald Hyman portraying African American figures from Albany’s past, and interviews with African Americans who are making history in Albany today.