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Our I-Dentities

Join us on Saturday, April 5th, 3-5pm, as we celebrate Spring and the power of words with a gathering of local poets who will share their thoughts on Our I-Dentities. Hosted by Everett Hoagland with guest poet Tony Medina, winner of the 2013 Langston Hughes Society Award and a professor of Creative Writing at Howard […]

City was bastion for abolitionism

AAA Southern New England February 2014 / In Your Backyard By Poornima Apte Visitors to New Bedford, Mass., might give the Frederick Douglass monument a passing glance, but the city’s vibrant history actually includes its role as a major hub on the Underground Railroad. Frederick and Anna Douglass, a newly married couple at the time, came […]

New Bedford schools working on Frederick Douglass Curriculum

Frederick Douglass will soon be getting his due in the city’s public school curriculum. Beginning next year, students in Grades 8-10 will study the “Narrative of the Life of Frederick Douglass, an American Slave,” the autobiography written by the then-young future abolitionist who arrived in New Bedford in 1838. Students in the middle and high […]

“Traveling” the Underground Railroad in New Bedford

Teachers across the United States are already circling the month of July 2011 on their calendars. That’s when they’ll have a chance to come to New Bedford to learn about the city’s important historical role in the abolitionist movement and the Underground Railroad. The opportunity is being made possible through an award from the National […]

Boston Radicals Found a Home in New Bedford

It was called “the New Bedford Annex for Boston Radicals,” and at the dawn of the 20th century, the well-appointed house on Arnold Street was one lively place. Owned by African American lawyer Edwin Bush Jourdain, the house in the West End section of New Bedford saw the likes of W.E.B. Du Bois and William […]

Underground Railroad stops mark abolitionist milestones

For thousands of African-Americans fleeing the bonds of slavery in antebellum America, the escape routes of the Underground Railroad that crisscrossed New England were lifelines to liberty. In the decades leading up to the Civil War, a countless number of clandestine “stations’’ were part of the informal network of safe havens for runaway slaves.  read full […]