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The museum in committed to hearing, recording the stories

American history is filled with examples of ordinary people coming together to make extraordinary change. Our past serves as an irreplaceable guide to creating a better, more just society. The Fulton County Historical Society stands with the Black community in the fight against racism and injustice.

Museums have an important role to play in recognizing and challenging historic oppression. The FCHS is committed to amplifying the voices and experiences of Black people in our community, as well as highlighting the stories that currently exist in our collection, and guiding audiences in understanding how these stories fit into our culture and our history. We have a responsibility to stand against racism, injustice, and violence against people of color. As Desmond Tutu said, “If you are neutral in situations of injustice, you have chosen the side of the oppressor.”

In recognition of the historically significant protests throughout the country happening in response to incidents of police brutality against Black people, we are documenting our community’s responses. If you are participating in the protests, we want to hear from you. Please share your story and experiences, videos, and photos with us. You can upload images, videos, and stories here. If you would like to donate signs, banners, artwork, or other items to the museum’s collection, please contact info@fultoncountyhistoricalsociety.org.

In solidarity,

Samantha Hall-Saladino

Executive Director

Fulton County Historical Society

Gloversville

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