The Fry Family: Black Pioneers of Gouverneur

Talk given by Bryan Thompson, DeKalb, NY Historian. September 23, 2021 at the Gouverneur Community Center.

  • The Fry family lived in Gouverneur for over 60 years. Who was Flora Fry? 

 

  • Why was she given a Gerritt Smith land grant when women in New York State would not be able to vote until 1918? 

 

  • What became of her four children raised in Gouverneur? 

 

  • Learn about an unrecognized black civil war veteran from Gouverneur.