The latest episode of “Empire State Engagements” features a conversation with Dr. Jennifer A. Lemak, Chief Curator of History at the New York State Museum and co-editor of the journal New York History, about her book Southern Life, Northern City (SUNY Press/Excelsior Editions, 2008).
Lema discussed African-American life in Albany during the Great Migration, the unique history of migration to Albany from Shubuta, Miss., the religious impetus of the Rapp Road Community, and the community’s endurance despite radical transformations to the surrounding region. Dr. Lemak also reflected on her experiences as a graduate researcher at UAlbany and her curatorial work at the State Museum.
You can view the entire conversation here.
Empire State Engagements is a long-form interview program created and hosted by Dr. Robert Chiles. It features conversations with historians of all aspects of New York State. Visit www.empirestateengagements.com for a full list of episodes.
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