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Cazenovia to Montgomery: Douglass to King

Hugh Humphreys speaks on the anti-slavery painting that he presented at the Smithfield Community Center in Peterboro in 2011. Humphreys, who is a researcher, writer, and presenter on the 1850 Cazenovia protest to the Fugitive Slave Law, will tie the 20th  century Civil Rights movement to the 19th century antislavery movement in Madison County at an illustrated program at 7 p.m. Saturday, Aug. 25, at the Smithfield Community Center.

Hugh Humphreys speaks on the anti-slavery painting that he presented at the Smithfield Community Center in Peterboro in 2011. Humphreys, who is a researcher, writer, and presenter on the 1850 Cazenovia protest to the Fugitive Slave Law, will tie the 20th century Civil Rights movement to the 19th century antislavery movement in Madison County at an illustrated program at 7 p.m. Saturday, Aug. 25, at the Smithfield Community Center.

The Madison County Historical Society and the National Abolition Hall of Fame and Museum are also sponsoring a coach tour to the New York State Museum for the opening of The Irrepressible Conflict exhibit on Sept. 22. This is the exhibit that will enlarge the Cazenovia Convention daguerreotype.

The coach leaves Peterboro at 9 a.m. (and then Oneida) and returns to Peterboro at 3 p.m. $35 reservations are due to National Abolition Hall of Fame and Museum, 5255 Pleasant Valley Road, Peterboro NY 13134 or mercantile.gerritsmith.org by Sept. 8.

For more information, contact 366-8101 or dwillsey@twcny.rr.com.

Dot Willsey is publicist for the National Abolition Hall of Fame in Peterboro. She can be reached at 684-3262 or dwillsey@twcny.rr.com.

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