Winter 2015

2015 Gospel Gala Celebration in Honor of Black History Month




Friday, February 27, 2015 @ 7pm

 Palace Theatre, Albany, NY

 Free and Open to the Public



Capital Region Kwanzaa* Celebration

December 26, 2014 - January 1, 2015



*Kwanzaa is an African-American celebration of life from 26 December to 1 January.  Dr. Maulana Karenga introduced the festival in 1966 to the United States as a ritual to welcome the first harvests to the home. The word "kwanza" is a KiSwahili (Kenya, Uganda, Tanzania) word meaning "first."

Kwanzaa reaffirms seven principles. The seven principles (nguzo saba) of Kwanzaa utilize Kiswahili words: unity (umoja), self-determination (kujichagulia), collective work and responsibility (ujima), cooperative economics (ujamaa), purpose (nia), creativity (kuumba), and faith (imani). Each of the seven candles signify the principles. 



The African American Cultural Center of the Capital Region is excited to present the
Rapp Road History Project Exhibition: The Journey of a Church Family from Shubuta Mississippi to the “Promise Land” Albany, New York during the Great Southern Migration of African Americans from the South to the North* in the late 1940’s.

Opening Reception on November 7, 2014 from 6-8:30 pm at the AACCCR 135 South Pearl Street, Albany, NY FREE!

Exhibition on display
Through January 2, 2015
Exhibition hours: Mondays
Noon-3:30pm or by appointment
Call AACCCR 518.621-7196 or Linda 518.419-0156 or email This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.


*Most of its original residents migrated from Shubuta, Mississippi in the 1930s and 1940s to Albany’s South End, and then on to Rapp Road. Once a few families moved to Albany, a chain migration occurred as family, friends, and church members encouraged their loved ones in the South to relocate to Albany.