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Black Staatsburg: The Gilded Age Black Community of Staatsburg

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What did the "Gilded Age" mean to the free, Black community of the Staatsburg village, beyond the walls of the Mills estate? Join Staatsburgh State Historic Site staff for a one-hour conversation exploring that question through census records, historic maps, and the larger context of race relations during the Gilded Age. Often pushed to the outskirts of society by White Americans, Black men and women were nonetheless able to foster a strong community in the face of constant adversity. Long marginalized in the historical narrative, the free Black community of the Staatsburg village reveals the triumphs and struggles of generations of African-Americans in the Hudson Valley. This program is free. Reservations are required.

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Staatsburgh State Historic Site
  • 75 Mills Mansion Drive, Road 1
  • Staatsburg, NY 12580