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A talk will be offered on People of Color in Lake Champlain's North Country By Jacqueline Madison President, North County Underground Railroad Historical Association on July 25th – 6:45 pm at the Lake Forest Senior Retirement Community, 8 Lake Forest Drive, Plattsburgh.

Learn the stories of the many people of color who lived and worked in Clinton County. To quote our speaker: “We tend to focus on African Americans coming through this area heading to Canada for freedom.  But some blacks came to the area who were free or stayed in the area for some unknown reason.  They were individuals who were entrepreneurs, sports players, devoted Christians, farmers, skilled laborers and made this region of New York their home.  While many made positive moves during their stay here, there were individuals who did things that put them in prison.  These men and women did some extraordinary things in a time when many in their culture were struggling to survive.  My stories will introduce you to some of them today.”

Doors open at 6:30 pm.  Free and open to the public.

Call or email Helen Nerska for more information. 518-561-0340 or email director@clintoncountyhistorical.org