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Historian to discuss life of local blacks in early days

Sunday, February 10, 2013
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With the help of a black barber named Richard P.G. Wright, Charles Nelson, a 15-year-old slave, dared to become a free man. Local historian Marsha Mortimore will discuss how Wright spent much of his time from the 1820s through the 1840s at the Lally Mohawk Room as part of Schenectady County Community College’s celebration of Black History Month....

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