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Abolitionists of Noyes Academy

February 21, 2018

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.

THERE IS A SNOW DATE OF 2/22/18.

Funded project of New Hampshire Humanities, a state affiliate of the National Endowment for the Humanities.

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Time: 6:30 pm

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Durham, NH 03824
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