Did you know that this past summer the NYS Legislature created an official “New York abolitionist and civil rights history trail” program with the stated intent to conserve and enhance the historic, cultural, and economic resources of the abolitionist and civil rights movements in New York. The trail, the legislature said, will be developed for both academic research and tourism, noting that there were many notable abolitionists and civil rights activists in the state who fought for freedom from slavery and segregation. and deserve increased recognition. Click here to read the legislation in full.
King Manor has already been designated a site on this newly designated trail. Visit http://paththroughhistory.ny.gov/themes/civil-rights to plan your travels along this thematic trail — and be sure to include us on your itinerary! As we learn more about this new program we’ll add update the news blog on this site!