The Clinton County Historical Association has announced “Northern Slavery: Part of the American Story,” a lecture looking at slavery in New York, has been set for Thursday, February 21, at 6:30 pm.
Slavery is not just a southern story. In fact, New York was the epicenter of slavery in the early colonial world. From Boston to Plattsburgh, and up and down the Hudson and Mohawk Valleys, enslaved persons were an important part of the labor market and helped build wealth in the society. The first American slave code was written in Massachusetts.
Peter Slocum, a longtime tour guide with the North Star Underground Railroad Museum, will explore untold stories of northern slavery, including some discoveries close to home.
The event is free and open to the public.
The Clinton County Historical Association Museum is located at 98 Ohio Avenue, Plattsburgh. For more information, visit their website or call (518) 561-0340.