Black History Month marked at New York's Capitol

The New York State Capitol

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.

AP-WF-02-07-16 1239GMT

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