Nov. 18, 2021

Episode 59 - Abolitionist Moses Summers in Oakwood Cemetery, Syracuse New York

Episode 59 - Abolitionist Moses Summers in Oakwood Cemetery, Syracuse New York

Jennie and Dianne chat with fellow taphophile and podcast host Hugh Yeman about his extraordinary leap down the rabbit hole that led to his discovery of one of America's most prolific abolitionists Moses Summers. Not only was Moses a newspaper man who wrote extensively about his abolitionist ideals, but he also served in the American Civil War writing home to the North about life on the warfront in the South. Through years of research, Hugh has been able to piece together Moses's story that was mostly lost to history and discovered the baffling relocation of Moses's gravesite on more than one occasion. Join us as we learn about the Ordinary Extraordinary man Moses Summers and the cemetery where he rests in peace.


To learn more about Moses Summers or Oakwood Cemetery, please visit to the following websites:

https://oakwoodofsyracuse.com/

https://hocpa.org/

https://hocpa.org/2020/10/24/fall-2020-newsletter/

https://www.findagrave.com/memorial/90083661/moses-summers

https://syracuseonthisday.wordpress.com/2019/09/13/the-perplexing-posthumous-perambulations-of-moses-summers/

https://historicheadlines.podbean.com/