Summer Gatherings, 2013

•July 20. “King of the Underground Railroad.” Meet Rev. Jermain Loguen, a.k.a. Robert Djed Snead, who was born in slavery and kept the main Underground Railroad station in Syracuse. Farmington Friends Meetinghouse, 187 County Road 8, Farmington, 2:00 p.m. Co-sponsored with the Rochester and Monroe County Freedom Trail Commission.

•August 24. “Harriet Tubman: From Maryland to Upstate N.Y.” Dr. Kate Clifford Larson, highlights Tubman’s importance to the nation and the world. Farmington Friends Meetinghouse, 187 County Road 8, Farmington, 2:00 p.m. Co-sponsored with the Harriet Tubman Home.

•August 29. “Bayard Rustin and the 1963 March on Washington.” Find out how Bayard Rustin, a gay African American Quaker, profoundly influenced the U.S. civil rights movement. 7:00 p.m. Victor Town Hall.

•September 26. “’For God and Home and Native Land’: Haudenosaunee and the Woman’s Christian Temperance Union.” Thomas J. Lappas, Nazareth College, presents two Onondaga women who helped form branches of the Woman’s Christian Temperance Union in Native American communities. Nazareth College, Shults Community Center, 4245 East Avenue, Rochester, 7:00 p.m. Co-sponsored with Ganondagan Historic Site.

•October 12. “Boss Billy, Mr. Smith, and Honest Abe: How New York Acquired the Emancipation Proclamation.” Help us celebrate the 150th anniversary of the Emancipation Proclamation of 1863, a step toward the complete abolition of slavery in the U.S. Paul Mercer will bring a facsimile of the only copy of the Emancipation Proclamation in Lincoln’s own handwriting.  2:00 p.m., Farmington Quaker Meetinghouse, 187 County Road 8, Farmington.

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