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February 24 @ 6:00 pm - 7:00 pm

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.

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Date:
February 24
Time:
6:00 pm - 7:00 pm
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NHTI Learning Commons Library
Phone:
603-230-4028
Email:
NHTIlibrary@ccsnh.edu
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Venue

NHTI Learning Commons Library
31 College Drive
Concord, NH 03301 United States
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Phone:
6033216291