The 2020 Peterboro Emancipation Day planned for August 1st, 2020 has been rescheduled for Saturday, August 7th, 2021 at the Gerrit Smith Estate National Historic Landmark.
The event will begin at 10 at The Barn on the Gerrit Smith Estate. After the morning assembly, songs, announcements, and the annual group photo, a processional to the Peterboro Cemetery will carry wreaths to lay on the grave of a person who was born enslaved, and died free.
The speakers scheduled to present in 2020 are scheduled t0 bring their programs to Peterboro in 2021.
Susan Goodier PhD, lecturer in history at SUNY Oneonta will discuss her research and publication on Black Suffragists, as well as her other books on women’s rights.
John R. Kaufman-McKivigan PhD, Indiana Purdue University Indianapolis (IUPUI), Department of History and Director of the Frederick Douglass Papers, returns to Peterboro to present The Influence of Peterboro on Frederick Douglass and to facilitate a discussion on the relevance of Douglass’ ideals to modern day events.
Harry Bradshaw Matthews, Retired Associate Dean and Director of the Office of Intercultural Affairs and the U.S. Pluralism Center at Hartwick College, will present on the United States Colored Troops, and encourage African American family research.
Gerrit Smith Estate National Historic Landmark is located at 5304 Oxbow Road, Peterboro. For more information and updates visit their website, email firstname.lastname@example.org, or call (315) 280-8828.
Photo of Emancipation Day processional to the Peterboro Cemetery provided.