"ITHACA, N.Y.—On Saturday, Sept. 18, 2021, the St. James A.M.E. Zion Church commenced an archaeological dig to help further detail the church’s role helping the Underground Railroad free escaped slaves.
At 9 a.m., the Rev. Terrance King, pastor of St. James, spoke to those in attendance at the church, followed by other local speakers—Dr. Adam Smith and Dr. Gerald Aching of Cornell University; Dr. Anna B. Kelles, State Assemblyperson representing the 125th district; Ducson Nguyen, Alderperson of Ithaca’s 2nd Ward; and Elder Derrill Blue of A.M.E. Zion Church. Mabel Welch, a member of St. James, sang “Lift Every Voice and Sing,” to the congregation."
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