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State Ed Recognizes Black History Month

Black History Month at NYS MuseumThe New York State Education Department (NYSED) is recognizing Black History Month, held throughout February every year, to rejoice the wealthy historical past, tradition, and contributions of African Americans.

As a part of this observance, the State Education Department has created social media campaigns and academic assets, together with on-line and in-person packages by way of the New York State Museum and the New York State Library, in addition to offering programming suggestions from the Office of New York State Public Broadcasting.

New York State Museum:

  • Here is a complete checklist of in-person and digital Black History Month packages taking place throughout the state.
  • Thomas Powell Farmstead: A digital tour of an African American Heritage web site.
  • Watch and be taught about Dr. Martin Luther King Jr.’s Address to the New York State Civil War Centennial Commission.
  • For extra info and Black History-related programming supplied by the New York State Museum on how artifacts, both archaeological or historic, assist doc the historical past of Black New Yorkers from the colonial interval to the fashionable age, go to the Museum’s web site.

New York State Library:

  • A Webinar entitled, “Liberty or Death”: Enslaved People Fighting for Freedom and Nation within the Antebellum United States can be held on Thursday, February 16, 2023. To be taught extra about this system and easy methods to register, go to the New York State Library web site.
    The New York State Library additionally lately partnered with the Eric Carle Museum of Picture Book Art to supply a web based workshop for librarians: “Exploring Race and Representation in Picture Books,” which helps librarians throughout Black History Month. View the recording of the Webinar.
  • For extra details about Black History Month and associated info, please go to the New York State Library web site.

New York State Public Broadcasting:

New York State Archives Partnership Trust:

  • As a part of the Online Speaker Series, the New York State Archives Partnership Trust presents Authors Enid Gort and John Caher to debate their new e book, A Bridge to Justice: The Life of Franklin H. Williams. This on-line occasion is scheduled for Tuesday, February seventh, at 12:30 p.m.

Social Media:

  • #BlackHistoryMonth: Throughout the month, NYSED will function historic figures in Black History on the Department’s Twitter, Facebook, and LinkedIn accounts. These figures embody civil rights pioneers, the primary African American lady to journey in area, and trailblazers in enterprise and trade.
  • #MyHistoryMyFuture: The State Education Department, along with Education Trust—New York, is highlighting New York State My Brother’s Keeper (MBK) college students all through the month on social media, together with Twitter and Facebook. The #MyHistoryMyFuture marketing campaign options inspiring quotes from excellent college students who’re sharing how MBK has modified their lives and what their hopes and goals are for the longer term.
  • #StudentsExhibitingMLK: Together with the New York State Office of General Services, the New York State Education Department is highlighting art work by college students from throughout New York that honors Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr.’s messages of equality, love, and peace. This marketing campaign could also be considered on the Department’s Twitter, Facebook, and LinkedIn accounts. View the #NYSMLK Student Art and Essay Exhibit right here, or in particular person on the Empire State Plaza North Concourse in Albany.

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