Documenting the Struggle

For centuries, Central New York has been the scene of many battles in the ongoing struggle for freedom and equality. The OHA is honored to play a role in preserving, recognizing and recounting these histories.

The decisions we make now create the foundation for our future.  The more informed those decisions are, the stronger that foundation will be. Learn about the amazing people and events from our community whose fearlessness and perseverance motivate and inspire us to STAND UP TODAY. 

Below you will find a list of the projects and works that describe some of the ways OHA IS STANDING UP. It features motivating and inspiring stories from our proud African American heritage, and the history and impact of racism on our community.  From slavery, the Underground Railroad, and emancipation, through the history of social justice icons and political trailblazers, to black entertainers, sports superstars and the integration of the National Basketball Association (NBA), OHA produces content that is relevant to the issues we are facing today.

Be informed, be motivated, and be inspired to STAND UP FOR JUSTICE.  Together we will build on our past to make a better future.