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Frederick Douglass http://www.addisonindependent.com/taxonomy/term/492/all en Local historians revisit Douglass's fiery 1843 visit http://www.addisonindependent.com/201104local-historians-revisit-douglasss-fiery-1843-visit <div class="image-attach-teaser image-attach-node-7733" style="width: 156px;"><a href="/201104local-historians-revisit-douglasss-fiery-1843-visit"><img src="http://www.addisonindependent.com/files/images/douglassspeaker0423.thumbnail.jpg" alt="douglassspeaker0423.jpg" title="douglassspeaker0423.jpg" class="image image-thumbnail " width="156" height="100" /></a></div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-cutline"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> ROKEBY MUSEUM DIRECTOR Jane Williamson spoke about anti-slavery orator Frederick Douglas&#039;s 1843 visit to Addison County during a recent talk at Middlebury&#039;s Henry Sheldon Museum of Vermont History. </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-content-taxonomy field-field-bylinetaxo"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <div class="field-label-inline-first"> By:&nbsp;</div> John Flowers </div> </div> </div> <p> &nbsp;</p> <p> MIDDLEURY &mdash; As director of the Rokeby Museum, Jane Williamson knows a lot about how slaves moved covertly from South to North via the Underground Railroad.</p> <p> But as the nation prepares to mark the 150th anniversary of the start of the Civil War that would end slavery, Williamson wants people to know what Addison County residents &mdash; and national figure Frederick Douglass &mdash; did overtly in an effort to end indentured servitude before hostilities began on April 12,1861.</p> <div class="premium-message"><p> The full text of this article is only available to online subscribers.</p> <p> Are you an online subscriber? <a href="/user">Click to login</a>. <a href="/onlinesubscribe"> </a></p> <p> <a href="/onlinesubscribe">Click here</a> to learn more about our online subscription options. If you have a print subscription, <a href="/onlinesubscribe">click</a> to add online access for only $10/year</p> </div><h4 class="meta2"> <a href="/?q=node/7727">full story</a></h4> <p><a href="http://www.addisonindependent.com/201104local-historians-revisit-douglasss-fiery-1843-visit" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Middlebury Frederick Douglass history Rokeby Museum Mon, 25 Apr 2011 18:00:23 +0000 Andrew Stein 7727 at http://www.addisonindependent.com