Monday, March 18, 2024

‘Black Woods’ Author Amy Godine to speak at April 25 event

Amy Godine Author Photo

The Kelly Adirondack Center at Union College will host a presentation featuring author, Amy Godine, on April 25, 2024 at 5:30 p.m. at the Old Chapel. Godine will speak about her book, The Black Woods: Pursuing Racial Justice on the Adirondack Frontier. Refreshments will be available beginning at 5 p.m. This event is free and open to the public, and books will be available for purchase.

To purchase Amy Godine’s The Black Woods: Pursuing Racial Justice on the Adirondack Frontier at, input discount promo code 09FLYER at check out for 30-percent off the list price.

About the author:

Amy Godine, author of The Black Woods: Pursuing Racial Justice on the Adirondack Frontier, speaks about the Black pioneers who came to the Adirondack wilderness before the Civil War to farm and gain the right to vote. For well over a century, historians marginalized this abolitionist-founded Black farm colony, focusing instead on the pioneers’  famous neighbor, the abolitionist John Brown. Godine’s immersive story returns the Black homesteaders to the center of their history and reveals an Adirondacks distinguished by racial diversity and integrated community-building — a fresh and unexpected view.

Photo at top: Amy Godine. Photos provided.

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One Response

  1. Daisy says:

    Congratulations on your new book Amy. And thank you for your continuing scholarship.

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