Crowd turns out for documentary on Anti-Rent War

To the Editor:

One-hundred-and-forty people or more crowded the Octagon Barn in Knox on Oct. 30 to view a rough edit of Righteous Rebellion: America’s Anti-Rent War on Privilege. They met filmmaker Bruce Kennedy and offered him feedback about the documentary.

This slice of local history still resonates strongly today, as proven by the large audience of students, history enthusiasts, town officials, and Anti-Rent War descendants.

The Kiwanis Club of the Helderbergs would like to thank co-sponsors Berne Historical Society, Helderberg Hilltowns Association, and Knox Historical Society for organizing this event. Thanks also go out to the viewers and especially to Bruce Kennedy, who traveled here from North Carolina because, as he says, "The Helderbergs is where it all began."

Amy Lauterbach Pokorny, president
Kiwanis Club of the Helderbergs

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