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John Brown
John Brown

Preview: John Brown?s legacy and future social change

Historian Zoe Trodd gives a lecture Saturday afternoon in Lake Placid to mark the 150th anniversary of John Brown's legendary raid at Harpers Ferry, Virginia. That raid struck a blow against slavery. Trodd will talk about the North Country's most famous abolitionist at the John Brown State Historic Site at 2 pm. Her talk kicks off a series of commemorative events this fall that will include a symposium and a reenactment of the return of Brown's body to North Elba. Trodd describes herself as modern-day abolitionist who takes inspiration from John Brown for today's movement against slavery and human trafficking. Todd Moe asked her how Brown is still relevant 150 years after his death.  Go to full article
Milton Sernett
Milton Sernett

Book: North Star Country: Upstate New York and the Crusade for African American Freedom

Todd Moe talks with Milton Sernett, author of the book North Star Country: Upstate New York and the Crusade for African American Freedom. Sernett teaches African American studies and Religion at Syracuse University. He'll give a lecture tonight (7 pm) at the Unitarian-Universalist Church in Canton on a renewed regional interest in the personalities, events and places of America's "freedom trail".  Go to full article

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