This program will present a review of the historical conditions that led to the passage of this hated law, what it legally required, and its effect on the antislavery movement. Norman K. Dann PhD will describe specific protests against the law and provide examples of the atrocities of the execution of the law. Dann is professor emeritus Social Sciences, Morrisville State College, Morrisville NY. He is a researcher and biographer of Gerrit Smith, and the head docent at the Gerrit Smith Estate National Historic Landmark. The author of nine books on the Gerrit and Ann Smith family and their role in the human rights movement, Dann is a founder and Cabinet of Freedom emerita of theNational Abolition Hall of Fame and Museum.