Ferry to Freedom: The Abolitionists of Washington Heights
Led By Matthew Spady AND Joe Amodio, Upper Riverside Residents Association
The Underground Railroad (UGRR) comes to life in this virtual walk, revealing the people, places, and history of a little-known colony of abolitionists who helped develop Washington Heights. We’ll “walk” from the Hudson (site of a sugar refinery and ferry run by a documented agent of the UGRR) to uptown’s only abolitionist church to the home at 857 Riverside, the last remnant of this colony still standing—and threatened today with demolition.
RSVP is required and capacity is limited. Meeting location, ending location, and directions will be provided via email before walk date.