The descendants of the emancipated African Americans of Gerrit Smith, the abolitionist, Celebrate Emancipation Day, in "Smith Land" Peterboro, N.Y. Timbuktu/Timbuctoo project was a direct response to the state requirement that "only" those (Black and White) with $250 worth of land could vote. This contribution has been buried for more than a century, but today its being retold. In 1846, abolitionist Gerrit Smith gave away 120 k acres to 3,000 African American.
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