Frederick Douglass Returns to Schuylerville

Partner Event
July 27, 2024 @ 10:00 AM - 2:30 PM EDT

Saratoga National Historical Park
4 Broad St
Schuylerville, NY 12871

Come meet the great abolitionist and freedom fighter Frederick Douglass as he returns to Schuylerville! Despite promising in the Declaration of Independence that "all men are created equal, that they are endowed by their Creator with certain unalienable Rights, that among these are Life, Liberty and the pursuit of Happiness," the new nation that emerged after the Battles of Saratoga and the American Revolution did not begin to approach these lofty ideals. Among other failings, the nation's continued reliance on slavery, present from the beginning in New York, and the exclusion of women from voting were just two of the most glaring. Frederick Douglass, himself having experienced enslavement, emerged as one of the most forceful advocates for addressing both in the 19th century. 

Garrett Cloer
(518) 670-2980