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Reading Douglass Together
NBHS Juneteenth Jazz Wall
CLARISSA DAVIS. ARRIVED DRESSED IN MALE ATTIRE. Clarissa fled from Portsmouth, Va., in May, 1854, with two of her brothers. Two months and a half before she succeeded in getting off, Clarissa had made a desperate effort, but failed. The brothers succeeded, but she was left. She had not given up all hope of escape, […]
Amelia Piper, Abolitionist (1796-1856) Amelia Piper fled Alexandria VA with her husband and four children between 1826 – 1830 and came to New Bedford by sea. Family lore has it that they came to New Bedford on a schooner owned by the Rotch family. Once safely housed in New Bedford, the Piper family members did […]
Thomas-Nixon – PDF
Private Joseph J. Monte (1888-1935) Joseph J. Monte aka Jose Jaime Monteiro was born in Fogo, Cabo Verde on November 25, 1888. He immigrated to the United States in September of 1900 and became a United States citizen on May 5, 1919. He enlisted in the United States Army on March 19, 1918 during World War I and […]
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 […]