The Nineteenth Amendment (the right of citizens of the United State to vote shall not be denied or abridged by the United States or by any State on account of sex. Congress shall have power to enforce this article by appropriate legislation) was passed by the House of Representatives on May 21, 1919 after its initial introduction in 1878. The Senate passed the Amendment on June 4, 1919. The 36th state needed for ratification did so on August 18, 2020, and the amendment was officially ratified on August 26, 2020. In 1973 Congress designated August 26 as Women’s Equality Day. [Read more…] about Madison Co Prepares for Women’s Suffrage Centennial
Gerrit Smith Estate
The Tenth Annual Peterboro Emancipation Days have been set for August 3rd, at 9:30 am, at the Gerrit Smith Estate National Historic Landmark, 5304 Oxbow Road in Peterboro.
Interior and exterior exhibits will be open including information on black freedom seekers who passed through Peterboro on their way to Canada, who stayed in Peterboro for lifetimes, who lived in Peterboro while working in the abolition movement, who served in the Civil War, and who came for an education at the Manual Labor School. There are also exhibits on the Underground Railroad, Gerrit Smith, and Greene Smith. [Read more…] about Harriet Tubman A Focus in Peterboro August 3rd
A gravestone for Emily Russell Hill is set to be installed at the Upper Lisle Cemetery, Route 26, in the Town of Triangle, Broome County on Sunday, August 4th, at 12:30 pm. Emily Russell was born enslaved in 1828 in Kentucky, the daughter of Samuel and Harriet (Sims) Russell. [Read more…] about Broome County Gravestone Will Honor Freed Slave Emily Russell Hill
The Gerrit Smith Estate National Historic Landmark is set to hold a presentation on three African-American women who escaped slavery on the Underground Railroad: Harriet Powel, Harriet Russell, and Harriet Tubman, on Saturday, August 3rd, beginning at 1:15 pm. This event coincides with the Tenth Annual Peterboro Emancipation Days, being held on August 3rd and 4th. [Read more…] about The Underground Railroad Escape of Harriet Powel
The Tenth Annual Peterboro Emancipation Days, commemorating the 19th century emancipation, has been set for Saturday, August 3 and Sunday, August 4, 2019. [Read more…] about 10th Annual Peterboro Emancipation Days Set For August
The drama Possessing Harriet that debuted at Syracuse Stage in October 2018 will be presented at the Gerrit Smith Estate National Historic Landmark on July 13th, 2019. [Read more…] about Play Highlights 1839 Escape of Enslaved Woman
Ann Carroll Fitzhugh Smith of Peterboro, NY, was inducted into the Circle of Achievement at Memorial Park in Hagerstown MD on Saturday, May 18, 2019. [Read more…] about Ann Smith of Peterboro Added to Maryland Memorial
In observance of Preservation Month, the Gerrit Smith Estate National Historic Landmark in Peterboro will be providing two workshops on Saturday, May 11th, 2019 from 1 to 2:30 pm, and 2:30 to 4 pm, at the Land Office (circa 1804) on the Gerrit Smith Estate. [Read more…] about Peterboro Preservation Workshop on Windows and Exteriors
Kyle Bass, the playwright of Possessing Harriet, is set to present Inventing Gerrit Smith: A Playwright’s Journey, for the annual recognition of abolitionist Gerrit Smith’s birth in 1797, on Saturday, March 2nd at 1 pm at the Smithfield Community Center, 5255 Pleasant Valley Road in Peterboro, NY. [Read more…] about Abolitionist Gerrit Smith and a Playwright’s Journey
The Gerrit Smith Estate National Historic Landmark and National Abolition Hall of Fame and Museum have announced their scheduled 2019 Black History events.
The 13th Amendment to the Constitution of the United States was proposed on January 31, 1865 and ratified on December 6, 1865. The long-sought abolition of slavery is among the shortest worded amendments. It states in the first sentence of the first section: Neither slavery nor involuntary servitude…shall exist within the United States. [Read more…] about Peterboro Heritage’s 2019 Black History Events