Today in 1827: Slavery is outlawed in New York State as the result of the Gradual Emancipation law passed ten years earlier.
This freedom applied only to those who had been 18 at the time of its passage. Enslaved children born during the subsequent ten-year period were not be freed until they reached the age of 21.
It’s This Weekend’s Action Calendar!
Tomorrow, the Friends of Sequoya Library host a book sale. Most books are donations, with some library withdrawals also for sale. Fiction titles for all ages! CD and DVD selections as well. A bag sale on selected items starts at 2pm. This is tomorrow from 9am to 4pm at 442 Westgate Mall. For more info, call 608-266-6385.
Sunday is a Bird and Nature Walk: Celebrate Our Nature Heritage at Cherokee Marsh. Celebrate our nature heritage with a family-friendly nature walk with Jan Axelson and Paul Noeldner, with readings from Leopold and Muir and your own favorite thoughts and poems. Co-sponsored by Friends of Cherokee Marsh and Madison Audubon. This is Sunday from 1:30 to 3pm. Meet at Cherokee Marsh, North Unit parking lot, 6098 North Sherman Avenue. More info at cityofmadison.com.
The Women, Infants and Children Nutrition program offers a wide variety of services, food and nutrition information to help keep pregnant and breastfeeding women, infants and children less than five years of age healthy and strong. For details call 267-1111.