The project provides a glimpse into the lives of the Quakers of Southeastern Massachusetts: marriages, disputes among members, theology, responses to slavery and war, contacts with Quakers elsewhere, and, yes, much time spent at the monthly business meetings enforcing the discipline of the faith.
Ana Maria Cabral’s visit will highlight the role women played in the revolution to free Cape Verde and Guinea-Bissau. “Ever since the war and the struggle, these women have never been really recognized.”
New Bedford Historical Society President Lee Blake and elected officials celebrated their accomplishments at a ribbon cutting that debuted the transformation of a “blighted plot into a testament of the city’s amazing abolition history.”
This is the young Frederick Douglass, getting his legs under him in a new life as a free man in the North, the soil of a Maryland plantation freshly shaken off his boots. The great work lies ahead. He appears to have a lot on his mind.