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(OLLI AT UVM PRESENTS) The Robinson Family and Anti-Slavery Advocacy in Vermont with Lindsay Varner

Apr 19, 2024
1:00 pm to 2:30 pm

Dr. Lindsay Varner, Executive Director of Rokeby Museum in Ferrisburgh, will share Rokeby's abolitionist history and the stories of the Freedom Seekers who sought self-emancipation on the Underground Railroad. The Robinson family lived at Rokeby from 1793 to 1961, the second generation were abolitionists and active in the national and state-wide anti-slavery movement. The family's anti-slavery documents were saved by the family and are part of the museum's collection. These documents tell the story of the abolitionist movement in the 19th century and have led to Rokeby's National Landmark designation. Held in Shelburne.

Price: Yes, Registration Fee: $15

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