For a periodic listing of events about Black history in the Hudson Valley, follow The Path, published by the African American Archives of Columbia County. Contact them at

Oh, Freedom! Project

Oh, Freedom! Quilting Project

The Oh, Freedom! Quilting Project is currently in session and looking for those interested in contributing to a community quilt! For more information, contact

Historical society of the nY courts

The Historical Society of the New York Courts’ exhibit of panels and a video narrated by the iconic voice of James Earl Jones presenting the landmark Lemmon Slave Case has recently concluded its successful tour of courthouses around the State at the NY County Courthouse. This program featured Hon. Albert M. Rosenblatt interviewed by David L. Goodwin, Esq. discussing the NY courts’ decision to free eight enslaved women and children in 1852, defying the law of the land permitting slavery soon to be codified in the U.S. Supreme Court’s Dred Scott decision, and the dramatic events and cast of characters surrounding the
case. You can view the full program here.