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Riverstroll honored
Our “Riverstroll” program has been honored with inclusion in the National Park Service Underground Railroad program that seeks to coordinate preservation and education efforts nationwide and integrate local historical places, museums, and interpretive programs associated with the Underground Railroad into a mosaic of community, regional, and national stories.

Riverwalk honored
Our “Riverwalk Underground Railroad Tour” has been designated as one of 21 sites of the Erie Canalway National Heritage Corridor of the National Park Service.  Visitors can have their passport book stamped or can purchase a book after participating in the tour.

Good News!
Give via GuideStar! We are encouraging those who have benefited from Camp AKWAABA, and our program with students at #39 School, to help us expand our programming by making a tax-deductible contribution online through GuideStar (you must have “cookies” enabled) or by mailing it directly to us (see our address at the bottom of your screen). Thank you in advance for your support.

Calendar of 2017 Events
You are invited to attend any of our events which are open to the public, and please share our good news with your family and friends.

We are about to announce an exciting collaboration with Mood Makers Books in February.  Please check back at the beginning of the year for more details.

AkwaabaDescendants of the Ones Who Made It

Witness the lives, struggles, and triumphs of descendants of captured Africans who made it despite never-ending injustice … Elizabeth Freeman, Sojourner Truth, Ida B. Wells, Hester Jeffrey, Zora Neale Hurston, Septima Clark

Friday, February 24, 2017, 7:30 PM
The Multi-Use Community Cultural Center
142 Atlantic Avenue, Rochester NY
$15 in advance; $20 at the door
For Tickets: http// or at Mood Makers Books
274 N. Goodman Street, Rochester NY 14607
(585) 271-7010

Last year’s crowd-pleaser!

FLH-2Fannie Lou Hamer Asks: Is this America?

6:30 PM Friday, October 28, 2016
Memorial AME Zion Church
549 Clarissa Street
Rochester, NY 14608

Witness the life, struggles and triumphs of this courageous civil rights activist as she asks questions and takes actions still relevant today! For more information, please call: Ruth Anderson, (585) 482-5192.