ALFA - Before & After Emancipation: An Introduction to Fitchburg Abolitionist History

Posted by Andy Cunningham on September 28, 2022 at 1:30 PM

This morning, participants in our Adult Learning in the Fitchburg Area (ALFA), a lifelong learning institute that serves adult learners in Fitchburg and the surrounding communities, gathered at Fitchburg's Abolitionist Park for Before & After Emancipation: An Introduction to Fitchburg Abolitionist History, with Dr. Danette Day. The course is designed for participants to learn about Fitchburg’s rich Abolitionist history and the people who made it; among the many people you will meet are Benjamin Snow Jr., Josiah Trask, Martin and Caroline Becker, and Caroline Briggs Mason. Also, learn more about prominent abolitionists such as William Lloyd Garrison, Angelina Grimke and Frederick Douglass. This morning, Fitchburg Ward 6 City Councilor Derrick Cruz stopped by and joined the discussion.

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