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For Immediate Release:
October 9, 2014
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Meeting of the New York State Amistad Commission

The New York Department of State will hold a public meeting of the Amistad Commission on Thursday October 16, 2014 at 10:30 a.m. at the Department of State, 123 William Street in New York City and 99 Washington Avenue in Albany.

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.

  1. Call to Order
  2. Attendance of Attendees/Participants
  3. Subcommittee Reports
  4. Draft Outline of Commission Report
  5. Adjourn


WHO: The Amistad Commission

WHAT: Public Meeting of the Commission

WHEN: Thursday, October 16, 2014 at 10:30 a.m.

WHERE: New York Department of State
123 William Street, 20th Floor Video-Conference Room
New York, NY 10038

99 Washington Avenue,
Suite 1100
Albany, NY 12231

This meeting will also be webcast live at: