Tuesday, March 15, 2022 from 12:30 PM to 1:30 PM EDT
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 Hidden in the Archives: Stories of New York's Forgotten Female Figures

Tuesday, March 15
12:30 p.m.

Though the stories of several prominent historical female figures have been explored, many more stories of everyday women whose impact on government, civil rights, labor, education, and war exist. Hear accounts about some of these interesting, lesser known 19th century New Yorker women that were found in historical repositories throughout the state. Also hear about previously unknown records featuring a more prominent woman that were recently unearthed at the New York State Archives.

About The speakers

Jennifer Burns is a Lecturer in the Department of Africana Studies at the University at Albany. She earned her masters and doctoral degrees in American History from the History Department at UAlbany and her doctoral dissertation, Black Trojans: The Grassroots Abolition Campaign of the Free Black Community in Troy, New York before 1861, was awarded the 2019 Distinguished Dissertation Award.  She has presented at numerous community events and conferences, received numerous awards, and is a frequent panelist on WAMC’s The RoundTable Program.  Dr. Burns also serves on the Executive Board of the Underground Railroad Education Center (Albany) and The Hart Cluett Museum (Troy).  

Amy Murrell Taylor is the T. Marshall Hahn Jr. Professor of History at the University of Kentucky. She is an historian of the 19th century U.S., with a focus on the era of the Civil War, Emancipation, and Reconstruction, and her books include Embattled Freedom: Journeys through the Civil War's Slave Refugee Camps (UNC Press, 2018). She previously taught in the History department at the University at Albany, SUNY.


Jasmine Bumpers is an archivist at the New York State Archives. She also serves as an editorial consultant for New York Archives magazine.

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A direct link and password to digital meeting space will be emailed to all registrants ahead of time. Contact aptrust@nysed.gov with questions or in need of assistance.