Thursday, April 14 until Friday, July 1
The Sgt. Johnson’s Medal of Honor will be on display in the Rotunda of City Hall from April 14 until Friday, July 1. Viewing times:
Monday-Friday: 8:30 a.m. until 5 p.m.HJA
Saturday, June 18 from Noon to 4 p.m. for the commemoration of Juneteenth
Extended evening hours until 8 p.m. on Monday, April 18; Monday, May 16; and Wednesday, June 29
In association with the viewing, a South End tour entitled “African Americans in Albany from the Civil War Through the Twentieth Century” is being conducted by Orville Abrahams.
Saturday, May 14 beginning at 2 p.m. at the African American Cultural Center at of the Capital Region (135 South Pearl Street, Albany, NY 12202)
The City will also be promoting the play, “Camp Logan,” an award-winning WWI drama about the explosion of racial tensions in 1917 Houston, which involved an all-black Army regiment. The play is being performed by the Black Theatre Troupe of Upstate NY at theREP.
June 2-5 and June 9-12 at TheRep
The Henry Johnson Award will be bestowed upon an Albany resident, nominated by their peers, who has madeHenry Johnson Instagram post 2022 meaningful contributions to our community. The City is looking to recognize an individual who has displayed commendable community leadership or support in any of the following areas:
Arts and history
For more information, view the Henry Johnson Award Frequently Asked Questions (PDF).
Call for Nominations
The City of Albany is proud to present the sixth annual Henry Johnson Award for Distinguished Community Service. This year, feel free to also nominate those who have served on the front lines in the fight against COVID-19. The awardee will be notified by email or by phone before a ceremony to be held at the City of Albany Jazz Festival on September 10, 2022.