"Protest of the 1850 Fugitive Slave Law" 391


"Protest of the 1850 Fugitive Slave Law" by Dr. Norman K. Dann, PhD. August 21,1211.
Will provide a brief chronology of the events that led to the second of 2 laws to return escaped slaved, and outline the horrendous intent and the dreadful impact of the law on slaves and free citizens.

In August 1850 Gerrit Smith and Frederick Douglass organized a two day convention of abolitionists to protest Congressional debate on the proposed Fugitive Slave Act of 1850, 2,000 people attended the meeting in Cazenovia which Ezra Greenleaf Weld captured in the famous daguerreotype image owned by the Madison County Historical Society in Oneida, NY.


Painting of the 1850 Cazenovia Convention by Dr. N. Edward Edmonston, PhD.


Bill created an oil painting of the central figures of the Cazenovia Convention daguerreotype and donated it to the Gerrit Smith Estate National Historic Landmark.
filmed by PAC99, Oneida, NY 

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