Teaching Black History Through Theater at Albany Institute on February 1


In this hour-long program at the Albany Institute of History and Art, re-enactors Donald Hyman, Penny Meacham, Walter Simpkins, and Clifford Oliver will portray prominent local and national African Americans including Judge James C. Matthews, Sojourner Truth, Moses Viney, and Solomon Northrup. Each presenter will provide insight into how theatrical performances and re-enactments help tell the often unknown stories of these important historical figures. There will also be a time for Q&A with event attendees.

A performance by the gospel choir from First Israel AME Church (Albany) will be featured during this event, as well as a dance performance by Estreja Turner. Light refreshments will be available for attendees.

This program is included with admission to the museum, and runs Saturday, February 1, from 2:00 – 3:00 pm.

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