As Odious and Immoral a Thing: Alexander Hamilton’s True History with Slavery

Guest speaker is Jessie Serfilippi, Site Interpreter at Schuyler Mansion State Historic Site

Update March 24, 2020: This event has been postponed. We will provide updates when it is rescheduled.

Generations of biographers have cast Hamilton as the “Abolitionist Founding Father,” but under closer examination, evidence to the contrary is revealed. Schuyler Mansion State Historic Site historical interpreter Jessie Serfilippi will present her research on slavery within Hamilton’s professional and personal life, including an in-depth look at Hamilton’s history as an enslaver and the individuals he enslaved.  

  • Included with Museum Admission

Image: Alexander Hamilton (1757 -1804), Robert Ball Hughes (1806-1868), Painted plaster, 1835, Albany Institute of History & Art Purchase, 1945.18

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