Schenectady

Scrapbook 1969 to 1983: Black History Month; Achievement, recreation, expression in Schenectady

Singers perform at a teen conference sponsored by Schenectady's Refreshing Spring Church of God in Christ in 1975.
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Singers perform at a teen conference sponsored by Schenectady's Refreshing Spring Church of God in Christ in 1975.

SCHENECTADY – As part of The Daily Gazette’s continuing observance of Black History Month, Capital Region Scrapbook publishes another installment of photos depicting Black achievement, recreation and expression.

Gazette file photos

Singers perform at a teen conference sponsored by Schenectady’s Refreshing Spring Church of God in Christ in 1975.

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Actresses perform during a Schenectady “street theater” show in 1972.

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Community members prepare for a salute to Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. , starting from the Hamilton Hill Arts and Crafts Center, in 1983.

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Children from the Hamilton Hill Arts and Crafts Center carry signs during the center’s exercise honoring Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. in 1983.

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Women working on Schenectady’s “Black is Beautiful” campaign pose for a photograph in 1969.

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Marion Porterfield, now a member of the Schenectady City Council, smiles as “Miss Black Bicentennial” in 1976. “It was held June 5th 1976, it was a Capital Region pageant held in Albany with 17 other young women competing,” Porterfield said, adding she was also chosen “Miss Congeniality” by the other participants.

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Members of the Hamilton Hill Arts Center plan a fashion show in 1977.

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Members of a Schenectady “Black Awareness Committee” meet in 1975.

 

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Categories: Art, Life and Arts, News, Schenectady County

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