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Brought to Light: Unearthing the History of an African-American Cemetery in Kinderhook In-Person

Join us for a showing of the documentary, “Brought to Light: Unearthing the History of an African-American Cemetery in Kinderhook, NY,” followed by a Q&A with the filmmaker, Barbara Reina. “Brought to Light” is a story of rediscovery, respect and change. In rural Upstate New York, the cleanup efforts by a few villagers of some stone markers in an overgrown field lead to the rediscovery of a forgotten, “slaves’ cemetery” in which hundreds of African Americans were buried during the 1800s. A portal to the past lives of Kinderhook’s lesser-known non-white population, the documentary explores Black History and the efforts of some Hudson Valley residents to restore respect to the Persons of Color Cemetery.

This one-hour documentary features the archaeological dig to place the interpretive sign, and a Ground Penetrating Radar Survey conducted at the site. Moving excerpts from the 2017 cemetery rededication ceremony and a dramatization involving oral history and the Underground Railroad are included.

Date:
Monday, February 11, 2019
Time:
2:00pm - 3:30pm
Time Zone:
Eastern Time - US & Canada (change)
Location:
Pine Hills - Large Meeting Room
Branch:
Pine Hills
Audience:
  Adult  
Categories:
  Adult Program     Local History     Music & Movies  
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Event Organizer

Lauren Cardinal

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