Historic Peterboro: An Epicenter of Abolition | Scholar Series

  • 27 May 2021
  • 4:30 PM - 6:00 PM
  • Zoom Webinar


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Scholar Series

Thomas Bennett

"Historic Peterboro: An Epicenter of Abolition"

Thursday, May 27, 2021

4:30 to 6:00 p.m.

1.5 hours of CTLE Credit Available

Registration Free for Members and Renewed Members

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In this session the extraordinary role this tiny, rural upstate NY community played in the national struggle against slavery will be examined.  Today Peterboro is home to the Gerrit Smith Estate National Historic Landmark and the National Abolition Hall of Fame and Museum.  These tell the story of one of the most significant sites of 19th century American history.   

Thomas Bennett, in addition to being a long time CNYCSS Board member and a former Jamesville-Dewitt Social Studies teacher, has participated and spoken at many other events.

-Participated in a panel presentation at a National Underground Railroad Conference sponsored by the National Park Service held at Niagara University

-Over the last seven years have been a speaker at the Martin Luther King annual commemoration at Colgate University

-Was an educational advisor and trip chaperone/teacher each year for ten years with former NYS Senator Nancy Lorraine Hoffmann's Civil Rights Connection project, which took students from a diverse group of high schools in her election district to learn about the civil rights movement and perform community service activities in Mississippi, Tennessee, Louisiana, and Georgia


*CTLE Details

  • Attendance will be confirmed by the log in and log out times of participants (Zoom will generate a list of when people log in and out of the meetings)
  • Attendance may also be confirmed by participant engagement throughout the presentation as deemed appropriate by the presenter
  • CTLE certificate provided only to registrants who attend virtual event.
  • If your District has other requirements, such as a minimum hour amount, please consider combining this event with one of our other events.
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