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From Slavery to Freedom

Tom Calarco

From Slavery to Freedom – 062512

Summary of From Slavery to Freedom – 06/25/12
Interview with Don Papson, president and founder of the North Country Underground Railroad Historical Association in the Adirondack region of upstate New York. We discuss his research, his organization, and his new museum in Ausable Chasm, New York. Don tells us how he became interested in the Underground Railroad and about some of his discoveries that he attributes to his persistence and refusal to listen to those who were dubious of Underground Railroad activity in his region. He also talks about the book he is working on.

From Slavery to Freedom Calendar for June 25 to July 2
June 25, The Clinton County Genealogical Society in Wilmington, Ohio will present a free lecture “Letters to Azel: Civil War Letters from Father to Son,” from 7:30 pm to 9:00 pm, 937-382-4684
June 28-29. African-American Heritage Project of Blair County PA will host a Civil War Encampment, 814-941-2490
June 28, Grand Army of the Republic Hall Museum in Peninsula, Ohio, will present a free lecture on Matthew Brady’s photographs of Abraham Lincoln and the Civil War, 7-8:30 pm, 330-657-2528
June 29, The National Museum of African American History and Culture, of The Smithsonian Institute will present a lecture and demonstration of music and culture of the Blue Ridge, 11 AM – 4 PM, 202-633-1000
June 30, the North Country Underground Railroad Historical Association will present a Lecture by Dr. Sheryl Wilson, “Celebrating Freedom in New York State”
Also from 9:30-11:30 am, they will offer its weekly tour of local Underground Railroad sites led by Don Papson, there is a $10 fee and registration is required. A minimum of four persons is required. Call 518-834-5180.
On July 1, The Gerrit Smith Estate National Historic Landmark will present Dr. David Anderson giving Frederick Douglass’s famous Fifth of July Speech from 1852, at 2 pm at the Smithfield Community Center in Peterboro, NY, 315-280-8828
Starting July 1, at the Kent State University Museum Broadbent Gallery, Exhibit, “On the Home Front: Civil War Fashions & Domestic Life.”, visit www.kent.edu/museum