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Black History Series Continues Jan 20th

Written By Editor on 1/18/22 | 1/18/22

MIDDLEBURGH – “Rediscovering the Forgotten History of Blacks in Schoharie County” an educational series and book club discussion led by the Schoharie County Historical Society will continue on Thursday, January 20 at 7 p.m. at the Middleburgh Library, located at 323 Main Street in Middleburgh, NY.

Based on chapter six of the book “Discovering the Forgotten History of Blacks in Schoharie County”, written by the late Jack Daniels, the presentation will be led by Schoharie County Historian Ted Shuart. Shuart will examine what it means when Schoharie County is referred to as the “Breadbasket of the American Revolution” and cover the topics of the Civil War, Colored Troops, and the Underground Railroad.

Following the presentation, participants will be encouraged to take part in an open and respectful discussion on what they have heard, learned, and read.

On Thursday, February 17, the series will continue when Schoharie County Historical Society Trustee and Genealogist Catherine Adams will lead a discussion based on chapters seven and eight of the book, taking a look at Black families and individuals found in the record, including Chloe, the Vedders, and the Rays, along with other interesting tidbits.

The series will wrap up on Thursday, March 24 with several featured presenters sharing final thoughts and revisiting themes and topics raised throughout the previous five programs. The final presentation will be followed by a reception and time for discussion and reflection.  

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