On March 9, 2022, Governor Hochul signed an Executive Order to create the New York State Commission on African American History.
The Commission serves to highlight contributions by Africans and African Americans to our country and to New York State. The Commission will partner with community-based organizations to bring New Yorkers together through events, cultural programming, scholarly research, and other activities that promote a greater understanding of the history and achievements of African Americans throughout the State.
Explore African American History in New York State
African American history in New York state is a tale of perseverance, creativity and community.
Travel the paths taken by freedom seekers and visit landmarks that celebrate the history and heroes that guided them.
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