The Buried History of Margaret Pine: Reexamining a Life and a Gravesite

Open to: All Teachers
Opportunity at a Glance: In the first line of Margaret Pine’s 1857 obituary, she is called the “last slave in the State of New York.”  Her monument in The Green-Wood Cemetery names her as a “slave to the family of Wynant van Zandt.”  Join us as we dive deep into the scant, intriguing, and sometimes contradictory historical record of Margaret Pine’s life.   

During the primary source analysis and historical thinking exercises, participants will reimagine a narrative of Pine’s life that goes beyond defining her by her enslaved status.   Educators will gain resources and lesson plan ideas to further interrogate historical narratives with their students in their classrooms.
Key dates:  Thursday March 18th, 4:00 p.m. – 5:30 p.m.
Location: Online via Zoom
Registration deadline: 03/18/2021

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For more information: Charlie Rudoy,