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Old 04-10-2018, 01:06 PM
 
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From Lockport: NIAGARA DISCOVERIES: Lockport was home to two AME churches in the mid-19th century | Lifestyles | lockportjournal.com
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Old 04-10-2018, 09:31 PM
 
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Historical reference from Schenectady: Foote, Julia (1823-1900) | The Black Past: Remembered and Reclaimed
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Julia_A._J._Foote
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Old 04-10-2018, 09:52 PM
 
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While some may question if it is in Upstate NY, here is some history about a burial ground in Kingston: http://digitalcommons.buffalostate.e...7&context=neha
Due to the site not working, here is another site about the burial ground: Hudson Valley Times - Flesh and blood African American burial grounds tour reveals hidden and painful past

More history from the Hudson Valley: | African American Cemeteries History Uncovered: Rhinebeck Cemetery’s Section E and Mt. Zion African American Burial Ground in Kingston

https://hudsonvalleyone.com/2013/11/...-street-slave/
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Old 04-10-2018, 10:13 PM
 
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This Ithaca native has an elementary school named after her in that city: History of BJM School

This Buffalo Soldier that received the Medal of Honor was born in Big Flats: https://en.m.wikipedia.org/wiki/John...Medal_of_Honor)
Historical HS picture references of Ms. Martin from 1953 at Ithaca High: http://www.classmates.com/siteui/yea...100596?page=20

http://www.classmates.com/siteui/yea...100596?page=35

http://www.classmates.com/siteui/yea...100596?page=49

http://www.classmates.com/siteui/yea...100596?page=56

School site: About the School | Ithaca School District
Beverly J. Martin Elementary | Ithaca School District
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Old 04-11-2018, 07:43 PM
 
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Extraordinary Talent of the Week: Ayo Oguntula | LocalSYR (Christian Brothers Academy is a coed Catholic Jr/Sr HS in DeWitt)
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Old 04-11-2018, 08:03 PM
 
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This Ithaca native has an elementary school named after her in that city: History of BJM School

This Buffalo Soldier that received the Medal of Honor was born in Big Flats: https://en.m.wikipedia.org/wiki/John...Medal_of_Honor)
More about Mr. Denny: Chemung County Historical Society: John Denny and the Buffalo Soldiers

https://www.findagrave.com/memorial/7179119/john-denny
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Old 04-11-2018, 08:15 PM
 
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This man born in German Flatts(in Herkimer County) and lived in Schenectady, has been credited as the first black resident/settler of Hawaii: https://themolokaidispatch.com/first...ler-in-hawaii/

Allen, Anthony D. (1774-1835) | The Black Past: Remembered and Reclaimed

Anthony D Allen | Images of Old Hawai

https://www.nps.gov/subjects/ugrr/nt...FKeywords=NULL
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Old 04-12-2018, 01:05 PM
 
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Professional reference from Ithaca: https://www.cnybj.com/tompkins-trust...y-hires-seals/
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Old 04-12-2018, 03:09 PM
 
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Speaking of which, these two ladies owned the Spuyten Duyvil Inn in the city for 4 decades: Leighla Frances Whipper (1913-2008) | The Black Past: Remembered and Reclaimed


Virginia Eva Wheeler


Also, here is a historical reference from the first bolded city from the May 1921 issue of The Crisis, which is the magazine of the NAACP: https://books.google.com/books?id=xs...o%20ny&f=false (scroll down, his picture is the second one of the left)
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Old 04-12-2018, 06:05 PM
 
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Basketball references from the Rochester area:
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=bISI...&feature=share


https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Odle...&feature=share (was one of the top players for Aquinas HS when they won the Class AA NYSPHSAA state title and lost a tough game to Brooklyn’s Jefferson HS in the Federation state title game in 2016. Currently at Spire Academy in OH for Prep.)
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