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A century before Martin Luther King Jr. and Barack Obama, there was Frederick Douglass!

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TSM - Ron Hill of New Bedford reads a portion of Douglass' 1852 July 4th Speech.
TSM - Ron Hill of New Bedford reads a portion of Douglass' 1852 July 4th Speech.

Douglass’ 1852 Speech Remembered, Discussed In New Bedford

The New Bedford Historical Society is again remembering the contributions of abolitionist Frederick Douglass. 

The Society on Wednesday hosted a communal reading at the Friends Meeting House of Douglass' fiery 1852 speech

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Frederick Douglas Photo - New Bedford HIstorical Society
Frederick Douglas Photo - New Bedford HIstorical Society

First Lady Honors New Bedford Historical Society

 

The New Bedford Historical Society has been honored by the White House for their work in preserving the history of the Underground Railroad in New Bedford. 

The Society was designated a "Preserve America Steward" by First Lady Michelle Obama. 

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