Opinions and Culture

From Slavery to Freedom

Tom Calarco

From Slavery to Freedom – Interview with Norman Dann

Second interview discussing the life and importance of Gerrit Smith. In this show, we focus on Smith’s involvement in the Liberty Party and his association with John Brown.

Norman Dann, retired professor of Social Science at Morrisville State College in Central, N.Y., is one of the founders of the National Abolition Hall of Fame and Museum in Peterboro, New York, a small community near Utica, New York. He is the author of three books about Gerrit Smith: When We Get to Heaven: Runaway Slaves on the Road to Peterboro; Practical Dreamer: Gerrit Smith and the Crusade for Social Reform; and Whatever It Takes, all of which can be purchased at LogCabinBooks.com

National Abolition Hall of Fame and Museum – http://www.abolitionhof.org/

LogCabinBooks.com — http://www.logcabinbooks.us/

This weekend in Peterboro, there is a huge festival of history that includes a celebration of the Underground Railroad and Gerrit Smith’s contributions. Events include:
• Emancipation Day on Saturday, August 4, from 10-5 pm
• A lecture about William Still and the Underground Railroad, by Leslie Still-Gist Etheridge, a descendant of Still, on Sunday, August 5, at 2 pm
• The Annual Peterboro Hometown Day Festival, Sunday, August 5, 2012, 10 am-8 pm
For more information call 315-280-8828 or go to http://www.gerritsmith.org/