Letter to the Editor: Fugitives Citizens of New York

Dear Editor, In the early 1800s, people escaping slavery came to New York seeking refuge. We welcomed these fugitives from the south. We offered them protection, places to live, and employment opportunities. These people were not U.S. citizens, but nobody cared, they contributed to the economy, prospered, and became integral to our state.  When the fugitive slave act of 1850 […]