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Free Blacks from the Revolutionary War – Civil War: How free were free people of color?

2021 @ 6:00 pm - 7:30 pm

with Bob Bellinger, Suffolk University Black Studies Program Director & The Robbins House Board Member

Wednesday, Sept. 29th • 6-7:30 pm • Online

Concord Carlisle Adult & Community Education • Register here: fee $25

For free Black men and women, life in 19th-century New England was one of sharp contradictions. While people of color enjoyed the same rights to a trial jury as did their White neighbors, they were barred from serving on those juries. Although all property-holding men in Massachusetts could vote, individuals of African descent often struggled to earn enough money to purchase land. Still, New England’s ante- bellum Black settlements sustained independent communities where people of color established families and provided shelter to those left in poverty after slavery’s end.


6:00 pm - 7:30 pm
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