Equal Rights for All: 1816 Farmington Quaker Meetinghouse
As a Case Study–September 17, 2023, 2:00 p.m.
Opendore, 2978 State Route 34B, Sherwood, N.Y.
Mary-Kay Belant and Dave Bruinx,
1816 Board members, discuss the historic importance of the 1816
Farmington Quaker Meetinghouse for equal rights for women,
African Americans, and Haudenosaunee people, as well as current
restoration efforts. Co-sponsored with Howland Stone Store.
Black Education in Rochester: Past and Present – September
23, 2 p.m.
Frederick Douglass Family Initiative, 140 Main Street, Rochester, New York 14604.
Journalist Justin Murphy (author of Your
Children Are Very Greatly in Danger: School Segregation in Rochester,
N.Y.) and educator Kesha James (Co-director, Antiracist
Curriculum Project, Rochester) talk about past and present
education for Black children in Rochester and anti-racism efforts
today. Co-sponsored with AKWAABA: the Heritage Associates
and the Frederick Douglass Family Initiative.
Mary and Emily Edmonson: From Slavery in Washington,
D.C., to Freedom in Macedon, N.Y. — October 7, 2 p.m.
Macedon Academy, 1185 Macedon Center Road, Macedon, N.Y. 14502
Washington lawyer Mary Kay Ricks (author of Escape on The Pearl)
speaks on the amazing story of Mary and Emily Edmonson, who
left slavery in Washington, D.C., attended a Quaker school in
Macedon and then returned teach in a D.C. school for Black
children. Co-sponsored with Macedon Historical Society,
AKWAABA, and the Frederick Douglass Family Initiative.
Thanks to our co-sponsors (Friends of Ganondagan, Farmington Friends Church, the Ontario County Historical Society, AKWAABA: the Heritage Associates, Frederick Douglass Family Initiative, Howland Stone Store Museum, and the Macedon Historical Society).
With funding from the Indian Affairs Committee of New York Yearly Meeting of Friends, the Earthcare Committee of Rochester Monthly Meeting of Friends, and generous supporters like you, all programs are free and open to the public. Thank you!