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Abolition Symposium: Beriah Green
October 21, 2017 @ 1:00 pm - 2:00 pm| $5 - $75
Beriah Green (1795-1874) was born in New England, Green trained for the ministry with the intent of becoming a foreign missionary. He found his true calling, however, as an abolitionist educator and Biblical scholar, first at Western Reserve College in Hudson, Ohio, and after 1833 as President of Oneida Institute Whitesboro, Oneida County, New York. Green assumed leadership of the manual labor school on two conditions: He must not be hindered in advancing the immediatist cause sparked by William Lloyd Garrison, and he must be able to admit students without restrictions as to race or class.
This program was funded in part by a Humanities New York Action Grant.