Saturday, February 12, 2022

Memories of Black Schenectady - African American Historical Records Project Kick-off Event

The Schenectady African American Historical Records Project is proud to host "Memories of Black Schenectady," a celebration for Black History Month and the kick-off event for the survey phase of our project. 


This virtual event will be held on Thursday, 2/24/2022, at 7pm at You do not need a Facebook account to watch live.


Join us for a conversation with Miki Conn, Walter Simpkins, and Adonis Richards about their lives and memories as Black Schenectadians. This event is part of the Schenectady African American Historical Records Project, a public history project focused on preserving the heritage and historical records of African Americans in Schenectady. We’re launching a community survey which will ask a range of questions that we hope will help expand the community’s knowledge of the history of Black people in Schenectady and illuminate the historical records preserved within the community. We invite you to attend our virtual conversation and learn more about the project, survey, and community memories. Your participation will be an important part of developing the history, legacy and memory of the Black community in Schenectady.


For questions and more information, contact Marietta Carr, librarian/archivist at Schenectady County Historical Society, at or 518-374-0263 x3.


Learn more about the African American Historical Records Project:

Bartlett Jackson. Grems-Doolittle Library Photo Collection

No comments:

Post a Comment