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Cemetery a springboard for book on black lives (access required)

The Rev. Thomas James was born into slavery in Canajoharie, Montgomery County, in 1804. When he was 8 years old, his mother, sister and brother were sold, and he watched as his mother was captured while trying to escape, hog-tied and carried away. Eventually James gained his freedom and at 19 made his way to Rochester, ...

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The Rev. Thomas James was born into slavery in Canajoharie, Montgomery County, in 1804. When he was 8 years old, ...