Pulitzer Prize winning author of Frederick Douglass Biography speaks in New Bedford Sept. 18

The New Bedford Historical Society welcomes David Blight, Director of the Gilder Lehrman Center for the Study of Slavery, Resistance, and Abolition at Yale University; also the author of Frederick Douglass: Prophet of Freedom as keynote for the 2nd Annual Frederick Douglass Day in New Bedford. Blight won the 2019 Bancroft Prize for American History and the Prophet of Freedom is one of the New York Times best books of the year.

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Cuffe Committee honored for preserving history

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2019 Commemoration of the First Africans Landing

The New Bedford Whaling National Historical Park and the New Bedford Historical Society are partnered to commemorate four hundred years of perseverance as the first Africans were brought to this country in 1619. The program involved poetry and spirituals performed by Poet Everett Hoagland and Candida Rose and poetry workshops by Iva Britto.

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Residents Discuss Ways To Honor Douglass

Nearly 40 people squeezed in a room inside the building that once held the meetings of Quakers during the 19th century.

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Abolition Row Park To Be Discussed

The $190,000 project, to be funded by the New Bedford Historical Society, is meant to create a small park with the mission of telling the story of abolitionists who once lived in the neighborhood.

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How One Designer Is Making A Difference

Read about landscape designer, Barbara Connolly’s, work on Abolitionist Row Park

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City Launches Abolition Row Park Friday May 12th, 11am

New Bedford Creates Historical Storytelling Garden
Abolition Row Park revitalizes public greenspace to teach residents about City’s history

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NBAM Exhibit A Powerful Reminder

“Global Voices for Social Justice / Art as Activism,” the current exhibition at the New Bedford Art Museum / ArtWorks! (co-sponsored by the New Bedford Historical Society) offers a broad window into the power of images, as seen through political posters, buttons and comic books, as well as the enduring historical import of archival photojournalism. Click For Full Story

Ribboncutting at Cuff Slocum Community Solar Farm

At a ribboncutting Thursday, CEC officially designated its Westport project as The Cuff Slocum Community Solar Farm, named for a freed slave named Cuff Slocum who owned a home and farmland on the property. Lee Blake, president of the New Bedford Historical Society and a descendant of Cuff Slocum, joined state and local officials to celebrate the designation. Click For Full Story