Abolitionists of Noyes Academy

Virtual

Presenter: Dan Billin

In 1835, abolitionists opened one of the nation's first integrated schools in Canaan, NH, attracting eager African-American students from as far away as Boston, Providence, and New York City. Outraged community leaders responded by raising a mob that dragged the academy building off its foundation and ran the African-American students out of town. New Hampshire's first experiment in educational equality was brief, but it helped launch the public careers of a trio of extraordinary African-American leaders: Henry Highland Garnet, Alexander Crummell, and Thomas Sipkins Sidney. Dan Billin plumbs the depths of anti-abolitionist sentiment in early nineteenth-century New England, and the courage of three young friends destined for greatness. 

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Event Details

When:

Thursday, November 12, 2020 6:30pm

Where:

Virtual
304 Main Street
New London NH 03257

Hosted By:

Tracy Memorial Library

Contact Info:

Jo-Ann Roy
603-526-4656