Abolitionism in the Adirondacks topic of next lecture series

Publication Date

Teacher and historian Don Papson will discuss “Abolitionism in the Adirondacks,” Monday, March 4 at 5:30 p.m. in the Nott Memorial.

The talk, part of the Kelly Adirondack Center's lecture and concert series, is free and open to the public. A reception follows.

Papson will address the roles North Country residents played in the anti-slavery movement, how the Underground Railroad operated in the North Country and the main routes through the region.

He is the Outreach Ambassador and past president of the North Country Underground Railroad Historical Association, a nonprofit dedicated to celebrating the importance of freedom to the survival of the human spirit and the Champlain Line of the Underground Railroad.

Papson holds a bachelor of arts in history from San Francisco State University and a master of arts in education from Northwestern University.

A contributor to two national Underground Railroad encyclopedias, he is the co-author of an upcoming book on the Underground Railroad in New York City.

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