Commemorating Juneteenth

Samuel Baltimore fought for American independence in the Revolutionary War. Following his service, Samuel was denied his own freedom and fled to Troy, New York. The Baltimores were a well known and politically connected family in Troy and these connections allowed Samuel's grandson, Garnet Douglass Baltimore to achieve his potential, eventually becoming the first African American graduate of Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute.

To commemorate Juneteenth we ask you to join us as we learn more about the important role, the Baltimores and the city of Troy played in the Underground Railroad and the Abolitionist movement.

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