The public is invited to join us, the NYS Museum, Underground Railroad Society and the Schuyler Flatts Burial Project Committee for a dedication ceremony in honor of 14 people once enslaved by the Schuyler Family of Albany. This dedication will include the installation of a bronze plaque that tells the story of people who lived and died over 200 years ago. A multi-denominational clergy will offer culturally appropriate blessings of the sacred ground. An African folk band with provide traditional music. The ceremony will serve not only as a means to honor the memory of enslaved people but as education into the ways and means Africans conducted traditional burial ceremonies in the 18th century and in modern times.
Humanities New York provides leadership and support across the state through grants, programs, networking and advocacy, encouraging critical thinking and cultural understanding in the public arena. Humanities New York is a state affiliate of the National Endowment for the Humanities.