Wednesday, April 24th • Rasmussen Education Center
Frederick Douglass in Concord
Prize-winning historian Robert A. Gross and TRH co-president Maria Madison discussed the historical context for Frederick Douglass’s two visits to Concord in the 1840s. Douglass, who escaped slavery in 1838, rose to become one of this nation’s most effective abolitionists, spoke twice in Concord:
– October 12, 1841 at a meeting of the Middlesex County Antislavery Society at the Universalist Church on Monument Square; and
– August 1, 1844 at the Concord Ladies Antislavery Society’s ten-year anniversary commemoration of the emancipation of slavery in the British West Indies.