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, February 3, 2022 7:00pm

Where:

Virtual
Route 401 NH 10 South
Grantham NH 03753

Hosted By:

Dunbar Free Library

Contact Info:

Dunbar Free Library
603-863-2172