Capital Region

Scrapbook 1967 to 1989: Black History Month; Dance, a craft show and helping others

Dancers perform at a 1989 salute to Black heritage at the Empire State Plaza in Albany.
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Dancers perform at a 1989 salute to Black heritage at the Empire State Plaza in Albany.

SCHENECTADY – Our Capital Region Scrapbook this week contains photos from 1967 to 1989 celebrating Black achievement, recreation and expression through the years.

Our photos this week contain images from a 1989 dance salute to Black heritage at the Empire State Plaza, 1975 and 1983 craft shows and a 1967 drive helping residents of the Mississippi Delta.

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Dancers perform at a 1989 salute to Black heritage at the Empire State Plaza in Albany.

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Delegates gather for the 1977 NAACP convention in Schenectady.

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Friends of the Refreshing Spring Church of God in Christ Day Care Center gather in 1975.

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A young woman performs at a salute to Black heritage at the Empire State Plaza in Albany in 1989.

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Women from the Hamilton Hill Arts Center prepare for a craft fair in 1983.

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Women show off garments as part of a Schenectady black awareness campaign in 1977.

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Members of the Schenectady NAACP load a truck with boxes of food, items that would be delivered to the Mississippi Delta in 1967. Members of the U.S. Senate had toured the Delta in April …. at the request of civil rights lawyer Marian Wright … and investigated reports of extreme poverty and starvation. A series of reforms to alleviate the situation followed. So did donations.

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Community members prepare for the Refreshing Spring Church of God in Christ craft show in 1975.

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