2006-04-14 / Community

Historical Society Exhibits 'Slavery In New York'

A ribbon cutting will be held to help showcase the New York Historical Society's "Slavery In New York" exhibition on display at the Queens Central Library on Tuesday, April 18th at 1:30pm. The exhibit is on display until June 27, 2006. The Queens Central Library is located at 89-11 Merrick Boulevard in Jamaica.

Senator Smith said the ribbon cutting is open to the community, and he urges all those interested in learning more about the Slavery Exhibition to come out and join him at the Queens Central Library.

"Thanks to an initiative undertaken by the Ronald Edmonds Education Advisory Committee, the Queens community will be able to view this marvelous exhibitions whose written and visual tapestry is rich with hidden stories of our past," said Senator Smith. "The exhibit presents a unique opportunity for all of us to explore an integral part of our history, and to learn about from our past so we can have a brighter future." The traveling exhibit based on "Slavery in New York" exhibit, features reproductions highlights the history of slavery in the city and the story for the fight for freedom.

"We can never forget those brave heroes and heroines of the past whose bold actions helped free a whole race of people. I urge my constituents to take advantage of this remarkable educational opportunity, and to join me at the Queens Central Library to learn more about the "Slavery in New York" exhibition said Senator smith.

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