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Emancipation Day 2015 commemorates Thirteenth Amendment in Peterboro, Oneida Daily Dispatch, By Dorothy Willsey, POSTED: 

The Journey: Local Connections to the Abolition Movement, WUTR

Congratulations to NAHOF Cabinet member Matthew Urtz (Madison Country Historian) on winning a 2014 Archives Award at the Annual NYS Archives Awards and the Archives Partnership Trust.  Madison County and Madison-Oneida BOCES (Madison and Oneida County) won the Archives Award for Excellence in the Educational Use of Local Government Records by a Local Government. (12/16/14)

 

Excellence in the Educational Use of Local Government Records by a Local Government

Madison County and Madison-Oneida BOCES (Madison County and Oneida County)

- See more at: http://newyorkhistoryblog.org/2014/12/16/annual-nys-archives-awards-announced/?utm_source=feedburner&utm_medium=email&utm_campaign=Feed%3A+NewYorkHistory+%28New+York+History%29#sthash.JPXAbynp.dpuf

 

The New York State Archives and the Archives Partnership Trust have announced the winners of the 2014 Archives Awards - See more at: http://newyorkhistoryblog.org/2014/12/16/annual-nys-archives-awards-announced/?utm_source=feedburner&utm_medium=email&utm_campaign=Feed%3A+NewYorkHistory+%28New+York+History%29#sthash.JPXAbynp.dpuf
 
The New York State Archives and the Archives Partnership Trust have announced the winners of the 2014 Archives Awards - See more at: http://newyorkhistoryblog.org/2014/12/16/annual-nys-archives-awards-announced/?utm_source=feedburner&utm_medium=email&utm_campaign=Feed%3A+NewYorkHistory+%28New+York+History%29#sthash.JPXAbynp.dpuf
The New York State Archives and the Archives Partnership Trust have announced the winners of the 2014 Archives Awards - See more at: http://newyorkhistoryblog.org/2014/12/16/annual-nys-archives-awards-announced/?utm_source=feedburner&utm_medium=email&utm_campaign=Feed%3A+NewYorkHistory+%28New+York+History%29#sthash.JPXAbynp.dpuf
The New York State Archives and the Archives Partnership Trust have announced the winners of the 2014 Archives Awards. - See more at: http://newyorkhistoryblog.org/2014/12/16/annual-nys-archives-awards-announced/?utm_source=feedburner&utm_medium=email&utm_campaign=Feed%3A+NewYorkHistory+%28New+York+History%29#sthash.JPXAbynp.dpuf
The New York State Archives and the Archives Partnership Trust have announced the winners of the 2014 Archives Awards. - See more at: http://newyorkhistoryblog.org/2014/12/16/annual-nys-archives-awards-announced/?utm_source=feedburner&utm_medium=email&utm_campaign=Feed%3A+NewYorkHistory+%28New+York+History%29#sthash.JPXAbynp.dpuf
The New York State Archives and the Archives Partnership Trust have announced the winners of the 2014 Archives Awards. - See more at: http://newyorkhistoryblog.org/2014/12/16/annual-nys-archives-awards-announced/?utm_source=feedburner&utm_medium=email&utm_campaign=Feed%3A+NewYorkHistory+%28New+York+History%29#sthash.JPXAbynp.dpuf
The New York State Archives and the Archives Partnership Trust have announced the winners of the 2014 Archives Awards. - See more at: http://newyorkhistoryblog.org/2014/12/16/annual-nys-archives-awards-announced/?utm_source=feedburner&utm_medium=email&utm_campaign=Feed%3A+NewYorkHistory+%28New+York+History%29#sthash.JPXAbynp.dpuf
The New York State Archives and the Archives Partnership Trust have announced the winners of the 2014 Archives Awards. - See more at: http://newyorkhistoryblog.org/2014/12/16/annual-nys-archives-awards-announced/?utm_source=feedburner&utm_medium=email&utm_campaign=Feed%3A+NewYorkHistory+%28New+York+History%29#sthash.JPXAbynp.dpuf

Oneida Dispatch: Watch Night commemoration in Peterboro New Year’s Eve Posted:

Peterboro >> Owen Corpin will once again prepare the watch fire and provide the program for the Watch Night Commemoration on New Year’s Eve in Pterboro. The event will begin at the Smithfield Community Center at 4 p.m. Wednesday, Dec. 31, then move to the watch fire site on the Peterboro Green.

 

‘Lincoln and the Power of the Press,’ by Harold Holzer -NY Times article by

As SU soccer team ascends: How U.S. game began with Central New Yorker - thanks to John Brown By  Sean Kirst on October 15, 2014 at 12:31 PM 

Peterboro Emancipation Days notes legacy of ‘12 Years a Slave ‘Solomon Northrup

By Nick Will, Oneida Dispatch Posted: 08/02/14, 4:34 PM EDT

PETERBORO >> After taking on the world at the end of last year, “12 Years a Slave” has brought its heritage and legacy to Emancipation Weekend in Peterboro.

Edmonston Sisters: NBC Learn

Peterboro Celebrates Gerrit Smith's Birthday

Relatives and Friends Induct Hall of Fame Abolitionists

Relatives and friends from several states and countries gathered in Peterboro  October 19 and 20 at the site of the 1835 inaugural meeting of the New York State Antislavery Society to participate in the inductions ceremonies of four abolitionists to the National Abolition Hall of Fame and Museum (NAHOF)

 

Peterboro Commemoration: March on Washington, August 28, 2013, Smithfield Community Center

 

Drea Finley's Keynote Speech- MLK Day 2013- Colgate University

 

Four Abolitionists Named to Hall of Fame 

On January 31, 1865 the Thirteenth Amendment to the Constitution of the United States was proposed to the legislatures of the States by the 38thCongress, and by the end of that year the amendment was ratified: Neither slavery nor involuntary servitude … shall exist within the United States, or any place subject to their jurisdiction.

On Thirteenth Amendment Day, 2013, the Cabinet of Freedom, the governing board of the National Abolition Hall of Fame and Museum (NAHOF) in Peterboro NY, announces plans to induct four 19thCentury abolitionists on Saturday, October 19, 2013. The 2013 inductees are the fifth set of abolitionists to be inducted since NAHOF was formed in 2004. All four nominations were selected from public nominations to the Hall of Fame by the NAHOF Inductee Committee chaired by Cabinet member Carol Faulkner PhD. Dr. Faulkner worked with a committee of scholars from around the country who reviewed the written nomination forms. 

An Abolition Symposia during the afternoon of October 19, 2013, will include lectures on each of the four inductees. Following the annual NAHOF dinner, evening induction ceremonies will include brief nomination speeches by family, associations, and societies, the unveiling of the official Hall of Fame portraits created by artist Joseph Flores of Rochester, and dramatic presentations. The public is encouraged to join. The 2013 inductees to the National Abolition Hall of Fame and Museum:                                                                                                                                                                                                         

Elijah Parish Lovejoy (1802 – 1837)Born in Maine, Lovejoy later became editor of the St. Louis Observer and a teacher. After becoming a Presbyterian minister he preached abolition and continued his anti-slavery newspaper even as his presses were destroyed by pro-slavery mobs.  As editor of the antislavery newspaper The Alton Observer in Alton, Illinois, Lovejoy committed himself to pursuing the ideals of universal freedom and human dignity. While defending his newspaper against threats from a proslavery mob in November of 1837, he was murdered. This early act of violence against abolitionists angered northern residents and stimulated participation in the growing movement to abolish slavery. In response to Lovejoy’s murder both John Brown, instigator of the Harpers Ferry invasion, and Wendell Phillips, wealthy Boston orator, committed their lives to the abolition of slavery. 

Myrtilla Miner (1815-1864) was trained as a teacher in New York State and first taught in northern schools. Aware that slavery could not end if blacks were not educated, she dedicated her career to that purpose. As a teacher at the Newton Female Institute in Whitesville, Mississippi in 1845, she became appalled at the inhumanity of slavery, but was forbidden to teach blacks due to the intensity of local prejudice. In 1851, she established a school for black females in Washington, D.C. where she faced a constant barrage of bigotry, harassment and threats of violence. Her dedication to continue teaching arose, as she said, from the “moral courage I carry in my own soul.” Miner’s birthplace in North Brookfield, Madison County NY is a site on the Madison County Freedom Trail. 

John Rankin (1793-1886), a white southerner by birth, was active in the original burst of antislavery sentiment from the American Revolution and Second Great Awakening. After moving to Ripley, Ohio in 1822, Rankin learned that his brother Thomas, a Virginian, had become a slaveholder. He composed a series of Letters on Slavery to his brother thatbecame one of the earliest and most effectivecalls for immediate emancipation.  John Rankin became one of the nation’s best-known Underground Railroad conductors, and the source for the real-life story that inspired Harriet Beecher Stowe’s fictional character, Eliza Harris, in Uncle Tom’s Cabin. In partnership with African American John Parker, the two men and their families turned the small village of Ripley, Ohio into one of the key crossing points over the Ohio River for fugitives fleeing slavery, assisting approximately 2,000 runaways. Rankin’s notoriety grew among embittered Kentuckians so that a $3,000 bounty was placed on his head. His home was targeted by armed slave owners and hunters demanding to search for runaway slaves.  

Jonathan Walker (1799-1878), better known as the “Man with the Branded Hand,” was a Massachusetts-born antislavery author, lecturer, and agitator.  The case that secured Walker’s antislavery reputation occurred in 1844. Walker and his family had moved to Pensacola, Florida, where Walker managed a railroad property and invited black workers to his home for meals. Already known for his anti-racist activities, bounty hunters captured Walker and seven fugitive slaves sailing for freedom in the Bahamas. In jail for one year, Walker was punished for “stealing slaves” by being branded with an “SS” by a United States marshal. John Greenleaf Whittier’s poem about Walker, “The Branded Hand,” became nationally known. His speeches encouraged abolitionist activity, and he sold copies of abolitionist literature to raise funds for the movement.

 

PBS puts Abolition Hall of Fame on the map

 

 

http://www.pbs.org/wgbh/americanexperience/features/introduction/abolitionists-introduction/.

http://www.pbs.org/wgbh/americanexperience/features/interactive-map/abolitionists-map/.
 

 

 

 

NATIONAL ABOLITION HALL of FAME and MUSEUM WINS PBS CONTEST!

Lawmakers, supporters push for passage of Tubman parks bill before end of session

 

Escape to Upstate New York (Part Two)
Philadelphia Sunday Sun
There are 20 official UGRR sites in Madison County and two of the state's most significant are in the small town of Peterboro, the Gerrit Smith National ...

 

USCTI Mini-Conference Prepares for Tubman Centennial

http://www.hartwick.edu/news-and-events/uscti-mini-conference-11-09-12

November 9, 2012

The Harriet Tubman Mentoring Project [HTMP], which is the student chapter of the United States Colored Troops Institute at Hartwick College [USCTI], in Oneonta, New York, will host their fifth annual Harriet Tubman Civil War Dinner Discussion on Sunday, March 10, 2013 in honor of its namesake, and to kickoff off their involvement in commemorating the centennial of the death date of the heroine. Other local events will lead up to the hosting of the Harriet Tubman - Buffalo Soldiers Student Conference during the weekend of November 1-3, 2013 as well.

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