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Black History and Culture in the Hudson Valley: History

Overview

African American Presence in the Hudson Valley - Historic Huguenot Street collection of various documents regarding slavery, civil war service and early photographs

Dutchess African Heritage Studies: Walter M Patrice Online Library

"Negro Question" Conferences held at Mohonk

 

Books

Firsts

Ulysses Alsdorf first Black graduate of Newburgh Free Academy

Jane Bolin (Poughkeepsie), first Black female graduate of Yale Law School and first Black female judge in the US

Audrey Carey, Mayor of Newburgh - first Black female mayor in New York

George Peter Newkirk (Hurley), first Black voter in New York State

Jane Deyo Wynkoop, first Black woman to buy land in New Paltz

Military Service

Civil War

Harlem Hellfighters (15th / 369th Regiment New York National Guard)

Revolutionary War

Soldiers Buried at the Mt. Zion African-American Burial Ground - Kingston 

Tuskegee Airmen

West Point