The Oneida County History Center and For the Good Inc. will host a community photo identification, and documentation event on Friday, June 17th, to commemorate Juneteenth and encourage the preservation of Black History in Oneida County.
The public is invited to help identify people, places, and events from photographs in the Oneida County Black History Archive and a selection of photos from the History Center archives.
The Oneida County Black History Archive was donated to the Burke Library Special Collections at Hamilton College by Kirkland alumna Cassandra Harris-Lockwood. The collection includes oral histories (written and audio files), photographs, and research materials on African-American history in Utica and the Mohawk Valley. A portion of this collection has been loaned to the Oneida County History Center for the identification event.
This event is free and open to the public, and will take place from 10 am to 4 pm in the History Center Main Gallery, located at 1608 Genesee Street, Utica. For more information, contact the History Center at (315) 735-3642 or visit their website.
Photo of Black History Detectives courtesy Oneida County History Center.