Lunchtime Lecture: Freedom Fighters of CNY

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Bring your lunch and enjoy a program at the Equal Rights Heritage Center as the Seward House Museum continues this popular series! Robert Searing, Curator of History at the Onondaga Historical Association, examines Syracuse’s radical abolitionist history as the grand central depot on the Underground Railroad. The lecture contextualizes the activities of Rev. Jermain Loguen, Rev. Samuel May, Charles Sedgewick, George and Rebecca Barnes, and a host of other reformers. Searing will pay particular attention to the “Jerry Rescue” on October 1, 1851, one of the most significant acts of civil disobedience in the fight to end slavery in the United States. This event is free and open to the public.

Cost: Free
NYS Equal Rights Heritage Center
25 South Street
Auburn, NY 13021 United States
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