Abolitionists of Noyes Academy


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.  


Event Details


Tuesday, February 23, 2021 6:30pm


237A Atlantic Avenue
North Hampton NH 03862

Hosted By:

North Hampton Public Library

Contact Info:

North Hampton Public Library, 603-964-6326