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"Giants of Abolition: Frederick Douglass, John Brown and Abraham Lincoln" featuring Dr. John Stauffer
Join us for the first event in the Freedom Rising Lowell Lecture Series launching the Museum's yearlong commemoration of the 150th anniversary of the Emancipation Proclamation and of the Massachusetts 54th Regiment, the first black soldiers from the north to serve in the Civil War. Through a new exhibit, lectures, concerts, Teacher Summer Institutes, and children's events, Freedom Rising in 2013 celebrates the roles of Boston's black and white abolitionists in monumental historic events.
Dr. Stauffer writes and lectures on the Civil War era, antislavery and social protest movements, and visual culture. His books include the newly released The Tribunal: John Brown and the Road to Emancipation and the critically acclaimed Giants: The Parallel Lives of Frederick Douglass and Abraham Lincoln. Time Magazine, The Harvard Review and others have published his more than 45 essays, and he has appeared on numerous national radio and television programs.
More About Museum Of African American History
The museum is comprised of the African Meeting House and the Abiel Smith School. The meeting house is the oldest African Meeting house in America and the adjacent school is the first black public school building constructed in the country. The Abiel Smith School features rotating exhibits and a museum gift store open year-round. Guided or self-guided tours for the 1.6 mile Black Heritage Trail concludes at the Abiel School and African Meeting house. Guided tours are available throughout the year by appointment (617) 742-5415 and at 10, noon, and 2pm Memorial Day through Labor Day.
Other events here
- The Museum of African American History's Annual Meeting Speaker: Dr. Estavan Rael-Galvez Wed, Jun 12, 6:00 pm–8:00 pm
- Dr. Cheryl LaRoche on the Underground Railroad's Path to Freedom in the North Thu, Jun 20, 6:00 pm–8:00 pm