Vermont Humanities
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Finding Jesse: “A Fugitive from Slavery in Vermont”

This illustrated talk brings the narrative of one slave out of anonymity and explores his life and pursuit of freedom. It traces Jesse’s life from enslavement in North Carolina to freedom in Vermont.

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The War Before the War: Radical Abolition in Antebellum America

Jane Williamson presents the philosophies, strategies, and tactics of the 1830s abolitionists who demanded immediate emancipation of slaves and equal rights for free blacks.