Fall Lecture Series – Hadley Kruczek-Aaron 10/29
October 29 @ 2:00 PM - 3:00 PM$5
Dr. Hadley Kruczek-Aaron, Professor and chair, Department of Anthropology, SUNY Potsdam, will be discussing the film “Searching for Timbuctoo.” In the mid-1800s, abolitionist and real estate baron Gerrit Smith devised a “scheme of justice and benevolence” that he hoped would provide refuge to black families. This film reconstructs the nearly forgotten history of that refuge, the pre-Civil War Adirondack settlement of African American homesteaders known as “Timbuctoo.” The film also follows an archaeology team looking to unearth evidence of the community.
The Lecture series is sponsored by the Adirondack Council and is free to students from Paul Smith’s College and NCCC,