In celebration of the 180th anniversary of the New England Anti-Slavery Society, Horace Seldon on January 5 at 6 p.m. will lead a discussion on William Lloyd Garrison at the newly reopened African Meeting House where this seminal abolitionist group was formed. Following the program, tour Don West’s magnificent exhibition, Portraits of Purpose, which features people of our century who have carried on the work of Garrison and the “community of color” on Beacon Hill.
On January 6th, 1832, Garrison stated:: “We have met tonight in this obscure Schoolhouse; our numbers are few and our influence limited; but mark my prediction, Faneuil Hall shall ere long echo with the principles we have set forth. We shall shake the nation by their mighty power.”
Join us as we pay tribute to the men and women, then and now, who have dedicated themselves to shaking the nation and helping to create a better world.
This event will be held at the Museum of African American History., 8 Smith Court, Beacon Hill.
Entrance fees apply. Museum Members – Free. Adults – $5. 13-17 years old, and 62 years and over – $3.