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Troy’s African American Community: Its Quest for Freedom and Equality Before the American Civil War

February 7, 2020 @ 8:00 am - 5:00 pm

Preceding the American Civil War, the African American community in Troy was the prominent center of racial justice activism. The community was recognized at that time for tenacious leadership in the state suffrage reform movement as well as the national abolition movement.

Jennifer Thompson Burns, Ph.D. will reveal the rich history of Troy’s antebellum African American freedom movement.


February 7, 2020
8:00 am - 5:00 pm


HVCC BulmerTelecommunications Ctr
80 Vandenburgh Avenue
Troy, NY 12180
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