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For Immediate Release:
September 24, 2012
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Meeting of the New York State Amistad Commission

The New York Department of State will hold a public board meeting of the Amistad Commission on Wednesday September 26, 2012 at the Department of State, 123 William Street in NYC and 99 Washington Avenue in Albany. The Commission will discuss formation of subcommittees and the appointment of each chair.

New York State’s Amistad Commission is charged with researching and surveying the extent to which the African slave trade and slavery in America is included in the curricula of New York state schools, and make recommendations to the Governor and Legislature regarding the implementation of education and awareness programs in New York concerned with the African slave trade, slavery in America, the vestiges of slavery in this country, and the contributions of African-Americans in building our country.

WHO: The Amistad Commission
WHAT: Public Meeting of the Board
WHEN: Wednesday, September 26, 10:30 a.m.


New York Department of State
123 William Street
20th Floor Conference room
New York, NY 10038

99 Washington Avenue
5th floor Conference room
Albany, NY 12231

This meeting will also be webcast live at