Anne Pope, Rev. Sam Johnson and Stephanie Woodard will speak about the African-American history of Great Migration from Shabuta, Mississippi to the South End of Albany and then, to Rapp Road in the Pine Bush. Ms. Pope describes growing up in Shabuta. Rev Johnson will speak about how his father brought 100 families from Shabuta to Albany. Ms. Woodard speaks about the association. The Rapp Road Historical Association became the first African American Community placed on the NYS Historic Registry in September, 2002 as a result of it’s uniqueness and history connected to the Great Migration. It was then placed on the National Historic Registry in January, 2003. It became chartered by NYS Department of Education’s Board of Regents in 2006 and became a non profit 501(c)3 in 2015.