Special Emancipation Week Episode of The American Vandal Podcast!
How did the editor of a paper that was habitually rude to Frederick Douglass end up with the manuscript of his Emancipation Day speech?
CMTS continues Emancipation Week with a last week’s lecture on John W. Jones
On August 3, 1880, Frederick Douglass provided the keynote of a large, day-long celebration of Emancipation in Elmira. His speech is reconstructed here for the first time.
Wednesday’s lecture is open to the public at no charge. There will be a tour of the Park Church following the talk.
Bonus Episode of The American Vandal Podcast re-releases the episode on Mark Twain in Elmira we did with C19 in 2019.
A new episode of the C19 podcast focuses on another extraordinary figure from Elmira.
In our effort to preserve the history of the Underground Railroad in Elmira, and Mark Twain’s familial connection to that history, we are grateful to the Ohio History Connection for allowing us to reproduced relevant letters written by Susan Crane and John W. Jones.
A podcast tour of Elmira, listeners are introduced to the legacies of the Park Church, Woodlawn Cemetery, and Quarry Farm, as well as a cast of characters from the Underground Railroad, Women’s Rights Movement, and, of course, Mark Twain’s in-laws.