• Abolition Row Park

    breaking ground this spring

  • “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)

The New Bedford Historical Society’s President, Lee Blake sits down with host Jim Phillips of Townsquare Sunday discussing New Bedford’s Historic District. March 2021

Quick Historical Links

Massmoments.org  – An Electronic Almanac of Massachusetts History

The Black Past – An Online Reference Guide to African American History

Mass Memory Road Show – Gallery of Family and Community History in New Bedford, Massachusetts

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