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Author dann Broyld on his book, "Borderland Blacks"

dann Broyld on "Connections"
Megan Mack
dann Broyld on "Connections with Evan Dawson" on Thursday, August 10, 2023

When the Fugitive Slave Law passed in 1850, Rochester had a lot more in common with St. Catharines, Canada than it did with Buffalo. Life near the border was challenging for Black families and individuals. But Rochester and St. Catharine’s built a powerful relationship.

In his new book, “Borderland Blacks,” author dann Broyld brings a scholarly approach to understanding this story. He’s in Rochester for a presentation at Kodak Center, but first, he joins us on “Connections." Our guest:

Evan Dawson is the host of "Connections with Evan Dawson." He joined WXXI in January 2014 after working at 13WHAM-TV, where he served as morning news anchor. He was hired as a reporter for 13WHAM-TV in 2003 before being promoted to anchor in 2007.
Megan Mack is the executive producer of "Connections with Evan Dawson" and live/televised engagement programming.