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Article by for Hudson Valley One, Frank Waters (photo by Dion Ogust)

Ever since Frank Waters arrived in Kingston from New York City eight years ago with his wife and two children, he’s been helping transform the city’s cultural scene and cement its community bonds. He launched MyKingstonKids, which organized and created events, play activities, a radio station and even an apparel line for local youths. He was a co-founder of  Harambee, which hosted the city’s first African American Festival and helped save and will manage the African Burial Ground, a cemetery dating back to the 1600s located in a back yard on Pine Street. He ramped up Black History Month into a rich series of events ranging, in 2019, from a historic walk retracing the path of Sojourner Truth to expanding home ownership.

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