The New York State Archives Partnership Trust will host “Risk-Takers and Change-Makers,” an online conversation looking at the men and women whose efforts empowered the abolitionist cause and laid the foundation for today’s civil rights movement in the United States, set for Tuesday, February 1st.
Tom Ruller will moderate a discussion with Mary Liz and Paul Stewart will look at the many records and resources available that document the work, bravery and leadership of those that fought for change.
Mary Liz and Paul Stewart are independent scholars and co-founders of the Underground Railroad Education Center, a public history organization dedicated to the research, celebration and preservation of documented Underground Railroad history and its relevance for today, with an emphasis on African American abolitionists and freedom seekers.
They have been appointed Scholars-in-Residence at Russell Sage College and have won numerous awards, including the Sense of Place Award from the City of Albany, the Black History Month Service and Leadership Award from the NYS Department of Health Affirmative Action Advisory Committee, and the Underground Railroad Free Press Prize for Preservation for their restoration work on the historic Stephen and Harriet Myers Residence.
Thomas J. Ruller has held the position of New York State Archivist since 2015. He has been an active professional and is the author of several peer-reviewed journal articles and reviews on the use of technology in archives and the preservation of records in electronic form. He has been a consultant for several state governments and other organizations focusing on electronic records management and preservation.
This program will begin at 12:30 pm and will be held via Zoom. Registration is required and can be completed online. For more information email firstname.lastname@example.org.