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2 Agenda Our focus will be the dimensions of slavery regarding the Hudson Valley as a whole with specific focus on Huguenot Street in New Paltz. These dimensions include the possible presence of the Underground Railroad. Our focus will be the dimensions of slavery regarding the Hudson Valley as a whole with specific focus on Huguenot Street in New Paltz. These dimensions include the possible presence of the Underground Railroad. Our study will argue that Huguenot Street should be defined to a greater extent by the experiences of its slaves because slavery was such a pervasive but overlooked aspect of the town’s history. Our study will argue that Huguenot Street should be defined to a greater extent by the experiences of its slaves because slavery was such a pervasive but overlooked aspect of the town’s history.

3 Agenda Bhatiya – Huguenot Street and Slavery Bhatiya – Huguenot Street and Slavery Lebel – History of Hudson River Valley slavery Lebel – History of Hudson River Valley slavery Roohan – Destinations, Underground Railroad Roohan – Destinations, Underground Railroad Shukri – Huguenot Street Slave Life, Sojourner Truth Shukri – Huguenot Street Slave Life, Sojourner Truth

4 History of Slavery in the Hudson Valley Role of Slave Labor in the Hudson River Valley Role of Slave Labor in the Hudson River Valley Gradual emancipation in New York Gradual emancipation in New York Newspaper Ad for Runaway Slave

5 Huguenot Street & Slavery Founding of Huguenot Street Founding of Huguenot Street Economic Life Economic Life 1674: First slaves in New Paltz 1674: First slaves in New Paltz Slave demographics Slave demographics Huguenot Historical Society newpaltz.net/index.html newpaltz.net/index.html

6 Slave housing Slave housing Master/slave relationships Master/slave relationships Unskilled labor Unskilled labor Skilled laborers Skilled laborers Huguenot Street Slave Life Basement of Bevier-Elting House

7 New Paltz Slave Life - Biography Early life Early life Slave experiences on Huguenot Street Slave experiences on Huguenot Street National Impact National Impact Sojourner Truth web/links/p%20linkhist. htm Grave marker of Truth’s owner Tombstone of Truth’s owner

8 Problems of Evidence Difficulties in discussing slavery Difficulties in discussing slavery Underground Railroad Underground Railroad Suggestions for HHS Suggestions for HHS Slave owners and their fugitive slaves

9 Conclusion Slavery was an integral aspect of everyday life on Huguenot Street Slavery was an integral aspect of everyday life on Huguenot Street The Huguenot Historical Society would benefit if they included slavery to a greater extent in their tours and websites The Huguenot Historical Society would benefit if they included slavery to a greater extent in their tours and websites

10 Bibliography Groth, Michael E. “The African-American Struggle against Slavery in the Mid-Hudson Valley, ” Hyde Park, New York: Black-White Relations in Dutchess County in Historical Perspective Symposium. Hudson River Valley Institute Website. accessed 7 December Groth, Michael E. “The African-American Struggle against Slavery in the Mid-Hudson Valley, ” Hyde Park, New York: Black-White Relations in Dutchess County in Historical Perspective Symposium. Hudson River Valley Institute Website. accessed 7 December 2004.http://www.hudsonrivervalley.net/afrAmerLesson/struggle.php “The Founding of New Paltz-The Historical Background.” Huguenot Historical Society Website. newpaltz.net/library_archives/topics_of_interest/founding_of_newpaltz.htm accessed 7 December “The Founding of New Paltz-The Historical Background.” Huguenot Historical Society Website. newpaltz.net/library_archives/topics_of_interest/founding_of_newpaltz.htm accessed 7 December 2004.http://www.hhs- newpaltz.net/library_archives/topics_of_interest/founding_of_newpaltz.htmhttp://www.hhs- newpaltz.net/library_archives/topics_of_interest/founding_of_newpaltz.htm McElrath, Jessica. "Sojourner Truth: Abolitionist and Women’s Rights Advocate.“. McElrath, Jessica. "Sojourner Truth: Abolitionist and Women’s Rights Advocate.“. Roth, Eric. "The Society of Negroes Unsettled: The History of Slavery in New Paltz.” Huguenot Historical Society Website.. accessed 7 December Roth, Eric. "The Society of Negroes Unsettled: The History of Slavery in New Paltz.” Huguenot Historical Society Website.. accessed 7 December Women in History. Soujourner Truth biography. Lakewood Public Library. Accessed: October Women in History. Soujourner Truth biography. Lakewood Public Library. Accessed: October


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