Barnard Kemter’s microphone cut off during speech on Black roots of Memorial Day – The Washington Post (Me: A shameful move for Hudson, OH with a history of active involvement in the fight to save the Union – see below)

Source: Barnard Kemter’s microphone cut off during speech on Black roots of Memorial Day – The Washington Post

https://www.hudsonmemory.org/historical-events/hudson-in-the-civil-war/

If a person stands on the Hudson Green you can walk a couple of blocks in two directions and confront history and Hudson’s role in the Civil War and the lead up to this great conflict.  In 1837, John Brown spoke at the Congregational Church, now site of the Town Hall, and dedicated his life to the abolition of slavery.  In 1854, former slave, Frederick Douglass, gave his famous commencement address, on the “Claims of the Negro Race”, at the Western Reserve College Chapel.  And, in 1861, in a snowstorm, Abraham Lincoln came to the train’s back platform to acknowledge the crowd while en route to lead a nation falling into Civil War.