Sun, Mar 29 | Glebe House

Historic Poughkeepsie Discussion

Albert M. Rosenblatt on The Lemmon Slave Case: Adversity and Triumph
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Historic Poughkeepsie Discussion

Time & Location

Mar 29, 2020, 2:00 PM – 4:00 PM
Glebe House, 635 Main St, Poughkeepsie, NY 12601, USA

About the Event

We invite you to the first of Historic Poughkeepsie’s 2020 discussions! This event will feature a talk by Judge Albert M. Rosenblatt on The Lemmon Slave Case: Adversity and Triumph, an 1852 court decision that mandated the release of eight enslaved persons, including six children, brought into New York by their Virginia “owners” while in transit during relocation to Texas. Following the featured talk will be Q & A, five-minute mini-talk(s) and a facilitated discussion. Mini-talks are your opportunity to share stories or information about  Poughkeepsie and the surrounding region that is related to the event’s theme of enslavement. Our first mini-talk will be the story of John Bolding who escaped enslavement, was recaptured in Poughkeepsie under the 1850 Fugitive Slave Act, and then had his freedom purchased by Poughkeepsie abolitionists. If you’d like to offer a mini-talk, you can just come prepared to do so, or let us know in advance by writing

About our featured speaker: Judge Rosenblatt attended the University of Pennsylvania, graduating in 1957, and Harvard Law School, where he received his law degree in 1960. Rosenblatt served two terms as District Attorney of Dutchess County, from 1969 to 1975. He then served as a Dutchess County Court Judge until November 1981, when he was elected to New York Supreme Court. He was an Associate Justice of the New York Supreme Court, Appellate Division from 1989 until his retirement in 1998. In 2013, the Dutchess County Courthouse was dedicated in the judge’s honor. Judge Rosenblatt has been active in the Historical Society of New York Courts, serving as president of the organization and writing numerous articles and presentations on the judiciary and its history, among other topics. In 1997 and 2001 he played on the United States (Master's) Squash Team.

Historic Poughkeepsie events are designed to stimulate exchange among those interested in local history and support the development of stories derived from the history of the City of Poughkeepsie. They are organized by Kafui Attoh, Roy Budnik and Susan Grove - who believe that a good way to uncover the past is in conversation and community - and sponsored by Fall Kill Creative Works, the organization operating The Historic Glebe House under their mission: to foster connection and celebrate community by sharing our stories and creating together.

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