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Spaces of Danger: Navigating Freedom in the Mid-Hudson Valley

Underground Railroad Consortium of NYS 194 Livingsston Avenue, Albany

Across the vast expanse of the Atlantic Ocean and North America, enslaved Africans lived their lives under constant threat to themselves and their families. Even for free men and women, everywhere lay the risk of danger, displacement and death. Often, their response was to flee, to run, to self-emancipate, sometimes with help from the Underground…

New York and the Illegal Slave Trade During the Civil War Era

Hudson River Maritime Museum 50 Rondout Landing, Kingston

New York was the last slaving port in the Americas. Long after Congress banned the trade, hundreds of ships were leaving the wharfs of Manhattan bound for the African coast.…