NAHOF symopsia M. Miner 680


The National Abolition Hall of Fame and Museum (NAHOF) in Peterboro,NY. 
 19th Century abolitionists presented for the Colgate University Upstate Institute Abolition Symposia on Saturday afternoon, Oct. 19 at the Peterboro United Methodist Church, across the road from NAHOF at 5255 Pleasant Valley Road.

2013 program for the induction of Myrtilla Miner (1815 – 1864) was nominated and will be presented by Christopher Anglim for the University of the District of Columbia. Miner was born in Brookfield NY and was later educated at the Young Ladies Domestic Seminary in Clinton. After teaching several years in New York State, Miner took a teaching position in Mississippi, and opposition to slavery. Despite a barrage of bigotry, harassment, and threats of violence, Miner remained defiant and determined to teach African-American girls in the south before the Civil War.

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