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. Registration information will be posted soon. 

Event Details


Wednesday, January 19, 2022 7:00pm


19 Main Street
Jaffrey NH 03452

Hosted By:

Jaffrey-Rindge MLK Committee

Contact Info:

Peggy Ueda