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N.A.H.O.F Induction Ceremonies October 22,2011
National Abolition Hall of Fame and Museum inducts three abolitionists to the Hall of Fame in Peterboro.
Abby Kelly Foster (1811 – 1887) was a Massachusetts anti-slavery lecturer, organizer, and fundraiser who was one of the first women to speak publicly against slavery. During her first speech, a mob threatened to burn down the hall where she spoke.
Jermain Loguen (1813-1872) was born into slavery in Tennessee. Loguen escaped to Canada in 1834. He attended Beriah Green’s abolition school at Whitesboro NY, started a school for African American children in Utica, and became a licensed preacher of the American Methodist Episcopal Church serving in Syracuse, Barth, Ithaca, and Troy. The Loguen home in Syracuse aided more than 1500 freedom seekers.
George Gavin Ritchie (1820-1853) was expelled from Colgate University for publishing an editorial on equal suffrage. Ritchie was the editor of the “Hamilton Student,” a voice of abolition and reform in Central New York. The college further thwarted his efforts to obtain a degree for the ministry in New York state.
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