This exhibit features memorabilia from the first African American female Oneida County legislator Evon Ervin, Utica’s youngest council person Delvin Moody, and actor and internationally recognized prostate cancer awareness advocate Kevin Byrd.
Mr. Byrd recently donated 30 signed copies of Our Stories, Our Voices: Black Men Speak Their Truth (Collaborative Experience, 2020) to the Oneida County History Center. The proceeds from books purchased through the history center will be used to provide memberships to area youth and families, with a focus on low-income households and students of color.
The public is encouraged to come see the exhibit where they have an opportunity to nominate other contemporary History Makers from Oneida County.
History Makers will be on display through July 30th, 2021. Admission to the exhibit gallery is free with a suggested donation of $5.
The Oneida County History Center is located at 1608 Genesee Street in Utica. For more information visit the OCHC website or call (315) 735-3642.