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. Registration information will be posted soon. 

Event Details

When:

Wednesday, January 12, 2022 7:00pm

Where:

Virtual
1 Russell Street
Plymouth NH 03264

Hosted By:

Pease Public Library

Contact Info:

Pease Public Library
603-536-2616