The Ten Broeck Mansion, home of the Albany County Historical Association, has announced “The Footprints of Slaves: African Americans and the Landscape of the Hudson River Valley,” a virtual conversation with Dr. Myra Armstead set for Wednesday, April 28th.
Myra Young Armstead is Lyford Paterson Edwards and Helen Gray Edwards Professor of Historical Studies at Bard College and Vice President for Academic Inclusive Excellence. She received her doctorate in History from the University of Chicago. Professor Armstead’s book publications include Mighty Change, Tall Within: Black Identity in the Hudson Valley and Freedom’s Gardener: James F. Brown, Horticulture, and the Hudson Valley in Antebellum America. Currently, she is working on a book on slavery and slaveholding at Schuyler Mansion in Saratoga National Park. In 2014-2015, she received a National Endowment for the Humanities Fellowship.
This program will begin at 7 pm and is free for ACHA members, a donation is requested for non-members.
For more information or to reserve tickets, visit the ACHA’s website.
Photo of Ten Broeck Mansion Gardens provided.