Students from seven area schools are uncovering and learning history and stories related to our local BIPOC community and will share them at a symposium hosted by Troutbeck.
April 28th – April 29th, 2022
In continuation of the unique legacy of hosting creative thinkers and activists, it is with great pride that Troutbeck hosts the Troutbeck Symposium on April 28th and 29th – the culmination of a nearly year-long project involving 200+ students in our area from both public and independent middle and high schools.
After months of investigation, students will present their historical research related to Troutbeck and the significant role of the Spingarn Family in the Civil Rights Movement and the Harlem Renaissance; revealing stories of famous and lesser-known activists and, renewing significant but untold narratives of this region relating to Black history, slavery and the history of enslaved people in America.
In support of our goal of making these untold stories accessible to a much broader audience, the Symposium will invite a group of local and regional students, not among the participating schools, to come experience the project’s findings and learn from the contributing students. We’ll also welcome our local community, students’ parents, and supporters of the Symposium throughout the two days of programming, lectures and performances from visiting artists and scholars, so please stay tuned for more information and how to support/participate.
Here is the trailer for the Troutbeck Symposium Documentary, one of the many project currently being worked on by students – YouTube
For more information on Troutbeck’s history please visit Troutbeck’s website.
To further access available resources visit the Troutbeck Symposium Lib Guide here.
Photos from the Amenia Conference 1916 from the Beinecke Rare Book & Manuscript Library available here.