Black History in the Adirondacks: The story of Timbuctoo
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About the Event
"In the 1840's the North Elba region in the Adirondacks was the location of a grand effort to establish voting right for free blacks, who by law had to own property in order to participate in elections. The story of Timbuctoo begins with massive collection of land grants to black families, a handful of whom carved out small farming communities in the Adirondacks and earned the power to vote. Their legacy is a cornerstone of Adirondack history and a milestone in the effort of black Americans to become full citizens in their own country."