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SUBMITTED by Vicky Daly, Village of Palmyra (27-Oct-2010)

Judy Zanin, member, Palmyra Historic Preservation Commission, thanks Dr. Judith Wellman for her talk on The Search for Equality, the Underground Railroad, and African American Life in Wayne County. Dr. Wellman's talk was part of Palmyra's Ninth Period History Class series which focuses on history and preservation. The image shown on the screen is Western Presbyterian Church,the oldest of the six churches in the village.

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2 Comments to "Underground Railroad and African American Life in Wayne County"

  1. Anonymous Said,

    Dr. Wellman's research is fascinating. It is amazing how large a role Wayne county had in abolitionism. Her research revealed over 30 homes and buildings connected to the underground railroad and African American life are still standing. She also shared the research process of searching old records for information and opened a window on the lives of African Americans in Wayne county. Wonderful presentation! Thank you to Palmyra Historic Preservation Commission for an informative and enjoyable talk. Connie Cass

    Posted on Sun Oct 31, 07:00:00 AM EDT

     
  2. Anonymous Said,

    very interesting

    Posted on Sun Oct 31, 09:15:00 AM EDT

     

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