A celebration 150 years in the making

Posted 8/19/20

August 11 marked the 150th anniversary of Frederick Douglass visit to Newburgh In honor of the visit to Newburgh in 1870 and his legacy of voter rights and civic engagement, the City held a special …

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A celebration 150 years in the making

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August 11 marked the 150th anniversary of Frederick Douglass visit to Newburgh In honor of the visit to Newburgh in 1870 and his legacy of voter rights and civic engagement, the City held a special commemoration. The evening included the unveiling of a mural by artist Vernon Byron, an African American Spiritual Sing-A-Long, a re-enactment by Oliver King and a Proclamation for a Day of Civic Engagement by elected officials.

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