Today in 1799: The New York state legislature enacts a law mandating the gradual end of slavery.
Children of slaves would not be emancipated until they had served their parent’s “holder” and reached their mid-twenties. It was not until 1827 that a subsequent law declared, “every person born within this state, whether white or colored, is free.”
It’s today’s Action Calendar!
Tomorrow from 2 to 5pm, get job, computer, and writing assistance at Lakeview Library, 2845 North Sherman Avenue. Call 246-4547 to set up a one-hour appointment.
This Saturday is the Word is Bond Poetry Slam Grand Slam Championship, which will decide which poets will be representing Word is Bond Poetry Slam at the National Poetry Slam in August. The top 10 point earners of the season have been invited to compete in this Grand Slam Championship. There is a cost for this event. This is Saturday from 7 to 9:30pm at the Urban League, 2222 South Park Street. More info at wordisbondpoetryslam.com
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