College embraces history of 1800s friendship that broke racial barriers

Station tells story of runaway slave and longtime Union president
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College embraces history of 1800s friendship that broke racial barriers


As part of Black History Month, WNYT-13 explores the story of 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.

WNYT is the NBC affiliate.