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February 2024 eUpdate

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The New York State Education Department is highlighting primary sources from the Office of Cultural Education's collections including Abraham Lincoln's Preliminary Emancipation Proclamation and Martin Luther King Jr.'s 1962 Centennial Civil War Commission speech. Expanded Learning Opportunities from the Office of Cultural Education are available through the NYS Library, Archives, and Museum.

For Black History Month 2024 the New York State Archives’ presents, “Before Brown: Desegregating New York’s Public Schools.” This display highlights early mid-20th century school segregation battles in Hempstead and Hillburn that were taken on by the NAACP Legal Defense Fund, a civil rights firm founded by Thurgood Marshall. Free Educator Resources are available at

Two in February!

02/15 and 02/27

12:30 pm

Thursday February 15

Harold Holzer will present Brought Forth on this Continent; Abraham Lincoln and

American Immigration

Tuesday February 27

Andrea Mosterman will present Spaces of Enslavement;

A History of Slavery and Resistance in Dutch New York

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