• Bay Street Theater (map)
  • 1 Bay St
  • Sag Harbor

This celebration of Black History Month gives East End organizations and communities the opportunity to illuminate the survival and presence of local African American stories that have been hidden, forgotten, untold, fragmented and/or fabricated.  An exhibition, panel discussion and reception will recognize generations of African Americans who struggled to achieve citizenship rights in life, by honoring their varied stories in death.  


  • Sandra Arnold, Founding Director, Periwinkle Initiative, National Burial Database of Enslaved Americans, Fordham University
  • Zachary Cohen, Chair, Nature Preserve Committee, Town of East Hampton
  • Georgette Grier-Key, E.D, Director-Curator, Eastville Community Historical Society
  • Stephen Mrozowski, PhD, Sylvester Manor Educational Farm, Andrew Fiske Memorial Center for Archaeological Research at UMass Boston
  • Zach Studenroth, Southampton Town Historian

Moderated by Karl Grossman, Professor of Journalism, SUNY Old Westbury
Exhibition curated by Donnamarie Barnes
$15/10 in advance, $20 at the door

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We are pleased to share with you these upcoming live and televised programs exploring Sylvester Manor's place in African American history, featuring Sylvester Manor
Educational Farm board member Dr. Stephen Mrozowski, director of UMass Boston's Andrew Fiske Memorial Center for Archaeological Research.