John Brown was the famous abolitionist who — many historians say — was the spark that started the American Civil War. Certainly there were many, many sparks. Harriet Beecher Stowe’s infamous novel “Uncle Tom’s Cabin” brought shocking awareness to the slave trade. Charles Finney’s Upstate New York revivals stirred the fires of justice and equity […]
Not too far from the National Women’s Hall of Fame on Falls Street in Seneca Falls, NY, is the Women’s Rights National Park. I wrote about the rich history of the women’s movement that began here in my post National Women’s Hall of Fame, Seneca Falls, NY. While the National Women’s Rights Hall of Fame […]
I was delighted that WKTV reports some good news: www.wktv.com/community/Peterboro-Prepares-for-Sesquicentennial-of-the-Civil-War-112933414.html Peterboro already preparing for Sesquicentennial of the Civil War. PETERBORO, N.Y. – 1861 marked the beginning of the American Civil War. The 19th Annual Peterboro Civil War Weekend Committee plans to include programs that reflect the 150th anniversary of that conflict. Among the plans in […]
You may not have heard of Gerrit Smith, but in his day he was the man most responsible for the abolition movement in New York State. Gerrit Smith was the “Stationmaster” of the Underground Railroad. We visited his old estate in Peterboro, NY.