Myers, Stephen (c. 1800 – 1870)

Myers, Stephen (c. 1800 – 1870)

  • <p>Stephen Myers. Image courtesy of</p>

Audio clip: Stephen Myers First of August Keynote Speech read by Marguerite Rivas.

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Stephen Myers was the Keynote Speaker at the First of August Celebration on Staten Island at the Pagoda in Clifton Park. "Eight hundred thousand British West Indian slaves 21 years ago on this day at the rising of the sun became free men," he said in his speech. "We hail it here, across the ocean as an omen of a bright day of emancipation for ourselves also..." Myers was the Underground Railroad Station Master for Albany. Read more at:

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  • <p>"Pagoda, Clifton Park, Staten Island." Courtesy of the Miriam and Ira D. Wallach Division of Art, Prints and Photographs. New York Public Library Digital Collections.</p> <p></p>
  • <p>Stephen and Harriet Myers Residence. Image courtesy of the National Park Service.</p>