The Polish Voice Against Slavery. Polish Abolitionists in the Civil War Era

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.

For more information call : Tom Zawadzki at (716)472-8199 or email


Monday, May 20, 2019
Harlem Road Community Center, 4255 Harlem Road, Amherst, NY beginning at 7 PM