ALBANY, N.Y. (AP) – Black History Month is being celebrated at the New York state Capitol with an exhibit honoring African-American leaders.
The exhibit in the second-floor War Room of the Capitol honors the life and legacy of ten people, including Constance Baker Motley, the first African-American woman to serve in the state Senate and the first to serve as a federal judge.
Another honoree is James Weldon Johnson, a leading figure in the Harlem Renaissance and the first African-American professor at New York University.
The new exhibit also depicts the history of the civil rights movement.
The free exhibit runs through the end of the month.