Presentor: Piotr Derengowski, Phd
Professor of History, University of Gdansk, Poland
Even though no all Poles in the USA condemned slavery (especially those living in the South). there were those who, from the very beginning, stood firmly against the "peculiar institution". Some of the Polish immigrants had taken up the slavery issue, so to say, "professionaly". In my presenntation I would like to familiarize the audience with the figures of Polish abolitionists, both those better known, as Adam Gurowski, as well as those almost unknown, like Ernestine Potowski-Rose and Marie Elizabethh Zakrzewski. These extraordinary women were not only active abolitionists but also engaged in women's rights movement.
Refreshments will follow the program.
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