Many Thousands Gone
Using Primary Sources to Teach about Slavery in the Hudson Valley
Susan Stessin-Cohn, New Paltz Town Historian, is the co-author of the recently published, In Defiance: Runaways from Slavery in New York’s Hudson River Valley, 1735-1831. She is a former professor of education at SUNY New Paltz as well as a former teacher and historic site educator.
Susan also writes source-based curricula such as The Missing Chapter: Untold Stories of the African-American Presence in the Mid-Hudson Valley, The Builders of Ulster County, When Cultures Collide, and Who’ll Weep for Me.
Susan will share her knowledge of slavery in the Hudson Valley with an emphasis on ways to use primary source material, such as run-away slave notices, from the 18th and early 19th centuries. She also will sample several activities designed to help students understand how slavery permeated everyday life in the Valley.
Henry A. Wallace Visitor and Education Center, FDR Home & Presidential Library, Hyde Park. Get directions.
Saturday, March 25, 10-12:30
Compelling topic * CTLE hours * Snacks
$25 for workshop alone. $35 for workshop + book, In Defiance: Runaways from Slavery in New York’s Hudson River Valley, 1735-1831, by Susan Stessin-Cohn and Ashley Hurlburt-Biagini.