Lunchtime Lecture: Freedom Fighters of CNY

Jul 12th 2024 12:00 PM to 1:00 PM

Robert Searing, Curator of History at the Onondaga Historical Association, examines Syracuse's radical abolitionist history as the grand central depot on the Underground Railroad. The lecture contextualizes the activities of Rev. Jermain Loguen, Rev. Samual May, Charles Sedgewick, George and Rebecca Barnes, and a host of other reformers. Searing will pay particular attention to the "Jerry Rescue" on October 1, 1851, one of the most significant acts of civil disobedience in the fight to end slavery in the United States.

This event will take place at the Equal Rights Heritage Center and is free and open to the public.