The New Bedford Historical Society is committed to preserving the memory of famed abolitionist Frederick Douglass. Douglass, a runaway slave, found his name and a home in New Bedford.

He went on to become an internationally-known spokesman for freedom and equality. Carl Cruz of the New Bedford Historical Society visits Townsquare Sunday to discuss Douglass’ contributions and the upcoming "Frederick Douglass Read-A-Thon" on Feb. 11 at 2 p.m. that will take place at the Unitarian Church in Downtown New Bedford. Political figures, clergy, educators, and students will read aloud Douglass' first autobiography. The public is invited.

Townsquare Sunday with Jim Phillips can be heard each Sunday at 6 a.m. on WBSM 1420 and WBSM.com. Townsquare Sunday is a weekly public affairs program highlighting non-profits and community organizations in the Greater New Bedford area. If you have a public event, festival, or neighborhood activity you want to publicize, submit your information here.