The city once again plans to celebrate African-American History month this February, with familiar events such as the Frederick Douglass Marathon. But this year, a one-of-a-kind event is coming to Boston’s Massachusetts Historical Society that some New Bedford residents won’t want to miss. New Bedford was essential to making this exhibit happen. “Everybody was immensely […]
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Above all other days, Charlayne Hunter-Gault will never forget January 9, 1961. It was on that day, amid a torrent of insults and racial epithets, that she and Hamilton Holmes earned a place in American history when they became the first African American students to enroll at the University of Georgia in Athens after the […]
When Manuel Sequeira stepped up to the podium in 2006 to read at his first Frederick Douglass Read-athon, he was nervous, shaking and had practiced a lot. “I was only seven,” recalled the Greater New Bedford Regional Vocational Technical High School freshman, now 14. “I didn’t know what to expect. I thought I was going […]
Presented by The New Bedford Historical Society & Friends of the New Bedford Free Public Library New Bedford residents played an integral part in the Civil War from the Underground Railroad and the Stone Fleet to Frederick Douglass and the MA 54th Regiment. To commemorate the 150th anniversary of the Civil War, please join us to […]