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Writers reflect on New Paltz’s slaveholding past

Writers reflect on New Paltz’s slaveholding past

New Paltz’s founding families owned slaves, a fact the community continues to grapple with. Earlier this month SUNY New Paltz’s president announced the college would look into whether it should rename buildings named for the community’s founders. Last week, five writer-storytellers participated in “Reclaiming Our Time: A Live Performance by TMI Project,” delivering monologues after spending the night a former slave quarters in a historic Huguenot house.