The Ticonderoga Historical Society has announced “The Story of Timbuctoo: Black Voting Rights in the Adirondacks,” free program set for Friday, June 18th.
Program presenter will be Pete Nelson, who will offer a look into efforts to establish voting rights for free Blacks in the North Elba region of the Adirondacks in the 1840s. An avid writer, lecturer and Adirondack history buff whose articles appear regularly in numerous regional publications, Nelson is a mathematics teacher and history lecturer at North Country Community College, and a co-founder of the Adirondack Diversity Initiative. He has been involved in diversity work for more than three decades, from community work to academic institutions and politics.
This program is part of “History, Race and Gender in the Adirondacks,” a series of conversations, exhibits and programs addressing themes of gender and racial equality.
The program will begin at 7 pm, and will be held outdoors at the Hancock House, 6 Moses Circle, Ticonderoga, under a tent and attendees should bring their own lawn chairs. Reservations can be made by calling the Hancock House at (518) 585-7868 or by emailing email@example.com.
Illustration of African American Voting provided.