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We are honored to have loaned from our collections an original letter from Harriet Myers to John Jay II to an exhibit mounted by the Underground Railroad Education Center at the Stephen and Harriet Myers Residence in Albany New York. Harriet’s handwritten one-page letter is a treasure trove of information about UGRR activism, the role of Black female abolitionists, and the political climate of the 1860s in the Capital Region of New York. Following the grand opening on October 17th, this letter will be on display during public visiting hours of 5pm-8pm Mondays-Fridays and 12pm-4pm Saturdays until June 27, 2021. Please call 518-621-7793 to schedule a viewing of Yours for the Oppressed, Harriet Myers. Click HERE to see an image of the letter. Click HEREfor the transcription.

Yours for the Oppressed, Harriet Myers – GRAND OPENING