“Tioga County African-American History"
“Tioga County African-American History” presented by Ed Nizalowski
February 16th, 11:00am
Most people do not associate African-American history with Tioga County, New York. However, African-Americans have lived in and greatly influenced the county since before its founding and several aspects of Tioga County’s African-American history have national significance. Mr. Nizalowski will discuss slavery, the Underground Railroad, the AME church, the first challenge to discrimination in public transportation, and a Civilian Conservation Corps camp for Black veterans of World War One. Much of Mr. Nizalowski’s knowledge of this history originated from a project that attempted to solve the mystery of a reputed unmarked Black cemetery in a state forest in the Township of Owego. For more information, see: http://www.tiogahistory.org/Site/EVENTS.html