Sarah Boston


Sarah Boston attended New York Central College for just two years, during the 1853-1855 academic years. She was the daughter of an influential free African American family in Poughkeepsie, New York. This exhibit tells her family’s story and explores Sarah’s life after she left Central College.

Written by Jaime Ashley (a student in Dr. Evan Faulkenbury’s HIS 312: African American History to 1865 class), Michael Carrello, and Robert Kleiman  (students in Dr. Scott Moranda’s HIS 499: Research Experience in History class).

The Sons and Daughters of Freedom