New York was a national center for abolitionism, at the forefront of the Underground Railroad movement, and where black leaders like Frederick Douglass and Harriet Tubman made their home and worked with allies like Gerrit Smith and William Seward to end slavery in America. That legacy of equality continued with the birth of the modern gay rights movement in 1969 at the Stonewall Inn in New York City. Sites across New York State bring this civil rights history to life for all who celebrate liberty and justice.
Abolitionist Starr Clark gave refuge to several African-American slaves in this building from the mid-1830s to the Civil War. A member of Mexico's Vigilance Committee, Clark held abolitionist... more
War of 1812 Bicentennial Peace Garden is located on the Williamson-Pultneyville Historical Society grounds, located along the Seaway Trail. Open to the public at no charge. Tour is self-guided, and... more