Spinner Publications in New Bedford has released a new book about 18th-century civil rights champion Paul Cuffe. It is entitled Paul Cuffe: His Positions, Partners and Properties. The authors are David Cole, Richard Gifford, Betty Slade, and Raymond Shaw

Cuffe, who lived in Westport, was widely regarded as the wealthiest African-American in the country. He ran a successful shipping business and worked with officials to secure the vote for all black men in Massachusetts, long before the Emancipation Proclamation.

Cole joined Townsquare Sunday this week to discuss Cuffe's impact and the new book. His interview can be heard here:

Cole and the other authors will take part in a Zoom session on Monday, January 25 at 7 p.m. Participation is free. Visit the Facebook page of the Southcoast Almanac Walking Book Club to register and learn more.

Townsquare Sunday is a weekly public affairs program heard every Sunday morning at 6 on 1420. The program highlights individuals and organizations working to make Greater New Bedford a better place to live.

If you would like to feature your organization on Townsquare Sunday, please e-mail the host at jim.phillips@townsquaremedia.com.

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