Learn about New Hampshire’s history of anti-abolitionist sentiment in the early 1800s in this presentation by Dan Billin.
This is a FREE virtual event, sponsored by NH Humanities and hosted generously by North Hampton Public Library and Seacoast Area Libraries.
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.
Register for the Zoom presentation here: https://us02web.zoom.us/meeting/register/tZModeGhrjgjHdAK3fI3q86kFBSoAGcQM2hS
*Graciously hosted by North Hampton Public Library and Seacoast Area Libraries.