top of page

Adirondack History Presentation

Amy Godine is a writer, curator, and lecturer who has been researching and writing about ethnic, migratory, and Black Adirondack history since 1988.

Godine will be visiting the Wead Library on Friday, June 7, 2024, at 5 p.m. to discuss her recent book The Black Woods: Pursuing Racial Justice on the Adirondack Frontier (Cornell, November 2023). The Black Woods chronicles the history of Black pioneers in New York’s northern wilderness, including those who eventually settled in Malone. From the 1840s into the 1860s, they migrated to the Adirondacks to build farms and to vote. On their new land they could hope to meet the New York State $250 property requirement.

For more information, join us for Godine's presentation and book signing at the Wead Library.

Books will be available for purchase. Light refreshments will be served.

To learn more about Godine, visit her website:


bottom of page