First Wednesdays

Free Public Talks at Libraries around Vermont

The Antislavery Press and the Road to Civil War

University of Connecticut history professor Manisha Sinha explores the work and legacy of antislavery editors such as William Lloyd Garrison, Frederick Douglass, and Martin Delaney, whose journalism in the mid-19th century was critical to the abolition of slavery.

This video was recorded at the Norwich Congregational Church in Norwich, VT on November 7, 2018.