Events

Jul
7

Rooted in Revolution: Quaker Families, Equal Rights, and the 1816 Farmington Quaker Meetinghouse

11:00am -
Women’s Rights National Historical Park,
Dave Bruinix and Judith Wellman discuss the national importance of the 1816 Farmington Quaker Meetinghouse in movements for equal rights for Haudenosaunee people, African Americans, and women before the Civil War. Co-sponsored with Women’s Rights National Historical Park.
Aug
8

Education for African American Children in Rochester: Past and Present

2:00pm -
Memorial AME Zion Church
Justin Murphy (journalist and author, Your Children Are Very Greatly in Danger) and Kesha James (co-director of Our Local History project) speak about the history of school segregation in Rochester along with current efforts to teach students, educators, and community members about the local history of racism and civil rights. Co-sponsored with Memorial AME Zion Church, AKWAABA: the Heritage Associates, and the Frederick Douglass Family Initiative.
Sep
9

Heroes of the Underground Railroad, Mt. Hope Cemetery: Walking Tour

2:00pm -
Mt. Hope Cemetery
Noted local historian Sally Millicks will give a tour of gravesites of local Underground Railroad supporters and Black leaders in Rochester. Co-sponsored with Mt. Hope Cemetery, AKWAABA, and the Frederick Douglass Family Initiative.
Oct
10

Seneca Land Rights, Fraudulent Treaties, and Quaker Allies Before the Civil War

12:00pm -
Seneca Arts and Culture Center
Ansley Jemison (Seneca Nation, Wolf Clan) will interview local scholars for his Original Peoples Podcast Ongwehonwe about new information on Seneca resistance to efforts by the federal government and Ogden Land Company to take Haudenosaunee land before the Civil War and their enlistment of Quaker allies. Co-sponsored with Seneca Arts and Culture Center, Ganondagan and Friends of Ganondagan.