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when: 08/07/2017 | 07.00 PM h  
Event title "Abolitionists of Noyes Academy" Dan Billin
Where: Wolfeboro Community Center - Wolfeboro
Category: Education
 
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Doors open at 6:30
 
contact:  Mark Lush
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7 August   Dan Billin will talk about the "Abolitionists of Noyes Academy"

In 1835, abolitionists opened one of the nation's first integrated schools in Canaan, NH, attracting eager African-American students from as far away as Boston, Providence, and New York City. Outraged community leaders responded by raising a mob that dragged the academy building off its foundation and ran the African-American students out of town. New Hampshire's first experiment in educational equality was brief, but it helped launch the public careers of a trio of extraordinary African-American leaders: Henry Highland Garnet, Alexander Crummell, and Thomas Sipkins Sidney. Dan Billin plumbs the depths of anti-abolitionist sentiment in early nineteenth-century New England, and the courage of three young friends destined for greatness.

Raised in the Lakes Region, Dan Billin earned a BA in Communications from Brigham Young University. He worked as a newspaper reporter for the Valley News in Lebanon, New Hampshire for seventeen years. Billin's passion for history and nose for a story led him to uncover a wealth of detail about the shocking and largely forgotten tale of the birth and death of Noyes Academy.

The event will take place at the Wolfeboro Community Center, 22 Lehner St., at 7:00pm. Free refreshments will be served.

 
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