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Pathway of Resistance: The Erie Canal and the Abolition Movement

February 25 @ 12:00 PM - 1:00 PM


Join the Erie Canal Museum on Thursday, February 25th at 12 p.m. for its first Lunchtime Lecture of the year with a look at the abolition movement along the Erie Canal based on our well received “Pathways of Resistance” walking tour. In this virtual presentation, Museum Educator Derrick Pratt will discuss the institution of slavery in New York state itself, economic opportunities found along the newly constructed Canal by African Americans, how the Canal played an important role in the abolition movements development, and what role the canal may have played in the Underground Railroad. Due to the COVID-19 crisis, the program will be streamed live on the Museum’s Facebook page as well as released on its YouTube channel. Please consider making a $5 donation, as is typical of all Lunchtime Lectures. Everyone who donates will receive a personal link to watch the lecture live on Zoom and participate in a Q&A session. Donations may be made through the Shop page of our website.

The Erie Canal Museum is partially supported by a grant from the New York State Council on the Arts with the support of Governor Andrew M. Cuomo and the New York State Legislature.



February 25
12:00 PM - 1:00 PM


Erie Canal Museum
United States