“Tioga County African-American History"

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“Tioga County African-American History” presented by Ed Nizalowski

February 16th, 11:00am

Most people do not associate African-American history with Tioga County, New York. However, African-Americans have lived in and greatly influenced the county since before its founding and several aspects of Tioga County’s African-American history have national significance. Mr. Nizalowski will discuss slavery, the Underground Railroad, the AME church, the first challenge to discrimination in public transportation, and a Civilian Conservation Corps camp for Black veterans of World War One. Much of Mr. Nizalowski’s knowledge of this history originated from a project that attempted to solve the mystery of a reputed unmarked Black cemetery in a state forest in the Township of Owego.  For more information, see: http://www.tiogahistory.org/Site/EVENTS.html

When: 
Saturday, February 16, 2013 - 11:00am
Venue: 
Tioga County Historical Society Museum
Sponsor: 
Tioga County Historical Society Museum