Beginning January 15, 2018, the birth date of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr., the oral history of African Americans in Nyack, NY will be recorded at the Kiam Record Shop, located at 95 Main Street in Nyack for an entire week. Earl Miller, Nyack College alumnus (’07 MSOL, ’16 MFT), former Nyack College Executive Director of Community Relations, and a 2015 inductee into the Rockland County Civil Human Rights Hall of Fame, will be a contributor.
The objective of this collaborative effort of Rockland County churches, civic organizations, artists and businesses is to document African American experiences and personal stories that will be highlighted each year on Dr. King’s birthday and during Black History Month in February.
This effort, described by its director, Bill Batson, as a “storytelling summit” will take place this year through January 20. Batson is the co-publisher of NyackNewsandViews.com and writes a weekly column, “Nyack Sketch Log,” where he recently shared that “more than a dozen stories have been recorded and these stories will be archived by the Historical Society of the Nyacks and made available to the public by the Nyack Library.”
Learn more about the project.