• “I now find that I could have landed in no other part of the United States, where I should have found a more striking and gratifying contrast to the condition of the free people of color in Baltimore, than I found here in New Bedford….Here in New Bedford, it was my good fortune to see a pretty near approach to freedom on the part of the colored people.”

    Frederick Douglass, My Bondage and My Freedom (1855)

Quick Historical Links

Massmoments.org  – An Electronic Almanac of Massachusetts History
The Black Past – An Online Reference Guide to African American History