Runaway slave's story marked

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Runaway slave's story marked

Gretchel Hathaway, senior director of Campus Diversity and Affirmative Action, was the guest speaker at a ceremony in Denton, Md. to honor Moses Viney, a runaway slave from Maryland who escaped to Schenectady on the Underground Railroad. Viney was a coachman, messenger and constant companion of Eliphalet Nott, the longtime president of Union who eventually secured Viney’s freedom. A portrait of Viney commissioned by the College and completed by Simmie Knox, a renowned African-American artist, hangs in the President's Office.

To learn more about the Denton ceremony, click here.