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Past Programs/Events

Date Time Description
June 22 9:00am The Juneteenth "Colors of Freedom" tour will feature different stops with speakers, music, a barbecue, and celebrations of the freedom spirit in Clinton and Essex Counties.
The tour begins at the North Star Underground Railroad Museum ((1131 Mace Chasm Road, Ausable Chasm, NY)
For those wishing to use their own transportation, the charge to participate in the tour is $10 per person or $20 for a family pass.
There is also an option to ride the tour bus, the cost of which is $10 per person (round trip). The bus will pick up passengers at the North Star Museum and return to the museum to drop passengers off at the end of the day.

Pre-registration is required by June 20.

For more information, see the flyer.
June 13 6:00pm "An Untold Story: The Black Woods of Gerrit Smith" with author Amy Godine. Antiquarian historians were quick to judge reformer Gerrit Smith's Black antebellum Adirondack farm colony a failure, but archival sources, argues Amy Godine, reveal a much more hopeful, nuanced, and enduring story, and a role for Clinton County's antislavery activists, too.
A Q&A will follow and her new book, The Black Woods: Pursuing Racial Justice on the Adirondack Frontier (Cornell) will be available for sale.
Amy was the recent recipient of the 2024 Spirit of John Brown Freedom Award. This event is co-hosted by the Clinton County Historical Association and the North Country Underground Railroad Historical Association.
Peru Community Church Fellowship Center, 12 Elm Street, Peru, NY
February 19 2:00pm–
4:00pm
Join us for a Field Trip to the North Country Underground Railroad Museum (off-campus event; transportation available). Group Tour, Movie, Discussion, and Catered Lunch.
Pre-registration is required by contacting diversity@plattsburgh.edu
Part of Black History Month events and activities at SUNY Plattsburgh.
February 16 10:30am–
2:30pm
Join us for the annual National Council of Teachers of English Read-In.
Located in James Augustus Wilson Commons in Champlain Valey Hall
Part of Black History Month events and activities at SUNY Plattsburgh.
February 15 12:30pm–
1:30pm
In Person and By Zoom: Aly Ndiaye aka Webster traces the life of Shadrack Minkins (1814–1875), a Black man who escaped slavery in Virginia and made a good life in Montreal.
Atwater Library and Computer Centre, 1200 Atwater Avenue, Westmount, Québec H3Z 1X4
To REGISTER and get the Zoom link, visit the Atwater Library website.
February 13 4:00pm–
8:00pm
A masquerade dinner party featuring live music, student recipes, and multicultural student displays.
Clinton Dining Hall, 81 Rugar Street, SUNY Plattsburgh
Cost is $10 or a meal swipe
See flyer for more information.
Part of Black History Month events and activities at SUNY Plattsburgh.
February 7 4:30pm–
5:45pm
Join Dr. Andratesha Fritzgerald as she discusses "Power and Empowerment: Recognizing the Importance of Decision-Making and Design." This event is being hosted in-person and on Zoom. This is a FREE event but PRE-REGISTRATION IS REQUIRED. Contact Michele Bonati at michele.bonati@plattsburgh.edu for more information on the location and/or to register.
Part of Black History Month events and activities at SUNY Plattsburgh.
February 4 3:00pm A variety of music for flute, oboe, clarinet, piano, drums, and bass in various combinations.
Krinovitz Recital Hall, Hawkins Hall, SUNY Plattsburgh
See flyer for more information.
Part of Black History Month events and activities at SUNY Plattsburgh.
January 16 9:30am–
3:00pm
The National Day of Racial Healing will be held at the SUNY Plattsburgh Angell College Center. This year's theme: "The Heart of Racial Equity Begins with Courage."
There will be multiple concurrent sessions, discussions, workshops, and more. View the full schedule and see flyer for more information. Email diversity@plattsburgh.edu or call 518-564-5410 with any questions.
Sponsored by SUNY Plattsburgh Division of Diversity, Equity and Inclusion; UVM Health Network; Plattsburgh College Foundation; Unitarian Universalist Fellowship of Plattsburgh; and North Country Underground Railroad Historical Association.
November 13,
2023
12:00pm–
1:00pm
The Women's Rights Alliance of New York State and the Museum Association of New York present "Continuing Revolutions: A Conversation on Women's History and the Upcoming 250th Anniversaries with State Historian Devin Lander."
This is an online event and registration is required.
See flyer for more information.