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The Origins and Significance of Black History Month

New York Daily News: January 20, 2014
Freedom’s King: New online tape of MLK’s words in N.Y. Recording of Rev. Martin Luther King Jr. giving 1962 speech in Midtown made public

New York Post: January 19, 2014
MTA to move depot built on slave graveyard

New York Daily News: January 8, 2014
Freed slave burial ground found in Elmherst; St. Marks A.M.E. Church hopes to preserve the burial site, where bones from more than a dozen bodies were discovered

New York Daily News: November 26, 2013
Feds confirm slave grave discovery at Joseph Rodman Drake Park by group of kids at Bronx’s PS 48

Saratogian: November 9, 2013
NYS Museum exhibits Civil War soldier’s art

New York Times: September 28, 2013
An Escape From Slavery, Now A Movie, Has Long Intrigued Historians

Governor Cuomo Statement: August 28, 2013
Governor Cuomo Issues Statement on 50th Anniversary of the March on Washington

New York Daily News: August 6, 2013
The Emancipation Proclamation in 1863 was the first step toward ending more than two centuries of African-American bondage in U.S.

New York Daily News: August 1, 2013
New program encourages students to learn about Olde Towne of Flushing Burial Ground

Troy Record: July 28, 2013
Permanent Civil War exhibit opens at the New York State Military Museum

Journal News: July 2, 2013
Silver Lake Preserve offers glimpse of slaves' freedom journey


New York Daily News: April 13, 2013
There's no dodging the legacy of Brooklyn Dodgers Hall of Famer Jackie Robinson


New York Times: March 18, 2013
Slaves’ Forgotten Burial Sites, marked Online


Albany Times Union: March 10, 2013
Black History Belongs in Every Month


New York Daily News: February 6, 2013
African-American women have played role in every war effort in U.S. history, research shows