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DREAMING OF TIMBUCTOO
The program frames Timbuctoo in the larger context of voting rights and the allure of the agrarian ideal prevalent at the time. In addition to topics on the lives of the settlers themselves, discussion includes the abolitionist John Brown and his wife Mary, who moved the family to North Elba to help the settlers farm, and worked their own farm in the Timbuctoo settlement. The program considers the impact and achievements of the Timbuctoo community and reconsiders Timbuctoo's description as a failure in regional histories. The program highlights the key roles of African American activists who forwarded the ideals of political equality and the agrarian ideal.

Based on the exhibition Dreaming of Timbuctoo, and developed for the high school classroom, this program uses images, copies of original documents, maps, and photographs. Other documents include original quotes from speeches, letters and newspaper accounts of Timbuctoo's settlers, promoters, visitors and descendants.

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Contents:
1) Program
2) Lessons & supplementary materials

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1) Program
2) Lessons & supplementary materials