Benjamin Tallmadge was head of George Washington’s secret service. His New York based Culper Spy Ring contributed significantly to the patriot war effort.
Month: February 2022
Emma Hart Willard founded the first higher education school for women in the US in Troy, NY in 1821 to teach girls “male” subjects such as science and math.
New York City was the epicenter of the illegal transatlantic slave trade and the site of the first and last execution of a slave trader in the US.
Austin Steward was a former slave, abolitionist and businessman in Rochester, NY. He wrote the slave narrative “22 Years a Slave, and 40 years a Freeman”.
Henry Highland Garnet was a radical New York abolitionist. 1843 he called for slaves to rise up. 1865 he spoke as first black man in the US Capitol.
Jermain Wesley Loguen (1813-1872), a fugitive slave from Tennesse was one of the nation’s most active agents of the Underground Railroad in Syracuse. NY.