The Ten Broeck Mansion, home of the Albany County Historical Association, announces an online talk by Dr. Myra Armstead on “The Footprints of Slaves: African Americans and the Landscape of the Hudson River Valley” on Wednesday April 28 at 7 pm. The talk is free to ACHA members and a donation is requested for non-members.
Myra Young Armstead is Lyford Paterson Edwards and Helen Gray Edwards Professor of Historical Studies at Bard College and Vice President for Academic Inclusive Excellence. She received her doctorate in History from the University of Chicago. Professor Armstead’s book publications include “Mighty Change, Tall Within: Black Identity in the Hudson Valley” and “Freedom’s Gardener: James F. Brown, Horticulture, and the Hudson Valley in Antebellum America.” Currently, she is working on a book on slavery and slaveholding at Schuyler Mansion in Saratoga National Park. In 2014-2015, she received a National Endowment for the Humanities Fellowship.
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