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Date: Sep 18, 2007
Hofstra to present program at Lloyd Manor on African American history on Long Island
Program follows Hofstra's archeological dig for slave quartersHofstra University, Hempstead, NY –African American history on Long Island is the theme of a Hofstra program to be presented at historic Joseph Lloyd Manor in Lloyd Harbor on Saturday, October 13, 2007 from 1 to 4 p.m.
The program was organized by the Center for Public Archeology at Hofstra, a project that this summer undertook an archeological excavation at Lloyd Manor that found evidence of a structure believed to have housed slaves owned by the Lloyd family.
Thelma Jackson-Abidally author of African Americans in Northport: an untold story, will present a talk on “African American History in Huntington,” and Associate Professor Kathleen Velsor, Ed.D., director of The Underground Railroad Teaching Partnership at SUNY Old Westbury, will speak on the “Underground Railroad on Long Island.” Participants can attend one of two workshops offered: “Genealogy,” led by Julius and Joysetta Pearse, president and executive director of the African-Atlantic Genealogical Society, Inc., or “Researching African Connections,” led by John Pulis, Ph.D., assistant professor of anthropology at Hofstra. Space is limited and reservations are required. Please R.S.V.P. to (516) 463-7625 or firstname.lastname@example.org
The event was organized by Associate Professor Christopher Matthews, Ph.D., and Adjunct Instructor Jenna Coplin of Hofstra’s Anthropology Department, coordinators of the Center for Public Archeology project, in cooperation with the African American Historic Designation Council of Huntington, Long Island Studies Institute and the Department of African Studies at Hofstra University. The Society for the Preservation of Long Island Antiquities, which owns the Lloyd Manor historic site, is hosting the event. The program was funded through the New York Council for the Humanities.
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