Winter 2015

2015 Gospel Gala Celebration in Honor of Black History Month

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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

 

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*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. 

 

RAPP ROAD HISTORY PROJECT EXHIBITION: FALL/WINTER 2014-2015

 
 
 
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.