On October 21st 1835 six hundred abolitionists met in Utica, NY to form a state antislavery society. Twice the six hundred delegates were confronted by an angry mob and thrown out of the Bleeker Street Church.
Gerrit Smith invited the delegates to meet the next day in the safety of Peterboro, in Madison County, NY. Through the cold and rainy night three hundred men made their way to Peterboro up over the hill through Vernon Center. [Read more…] about Walking The Historical Abolition Road