The New York State Museum is offering virtual presentations to celebrate Black History Month.

Even though we are in the midst of a historic pandemic, Black History Month presentations must still go on and the New York State Museum is stepping up to make it happen. According to NYSM, The museum has announced that they are offering teachers and the general public educational resources to gain information about African Americans who have made their mark on history.

Great Americans such as Martin Luther King Jr. will certainly be acknowledged during the virtual presentations with his address to the New York State Civil War Centennial Commission. The museum will also feature great women such as Sojourner Truth and Shirley Chisholm.

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The age of Jim Crow and the Schuyler Flatts Burial Ground will also be highlighted. An exhibition to honor African Americans in the military such as the 369th Infantry Regiment will be presented.

Take the time out to learn about the Jessup Family. They were a free Family of African-Americans in the early days in the state of New York.

Knowledge is power and this is an opportunity to gain a great deal of knowledge about the history of African-Americans in this country. We’ve all heard about Dr. King, Malcolm X, and Harriet Tubman, but there are so many other African American heroes in American history.

Even though we know that all of the rich histories of African-Americans in this country could never be learned in the shortest month of the year, we must take this opportunity to expand our knowledge of our history. Take the time out to visit the New York State Museum’s website to learn about the history of African-Americans in New York.

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