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New Meetup: Reenactment of the 1st Annual Female Anti-Slavery Society Meeting & March

From: Rayshauna
Sent on: Wednesday, September 29, 2010 10:46 AM
Announcing a new Meetup for New Wave - Young Boston Feminists!

What: Reenactment of the 1st Annual Female Anti-Slavery Society Meeting & March

When: Sunday, October 24,[masked]:15 PM

Where: Boston National Historical Park Visitor Center
15 State St
Boston, MA 02109

Join women and men of all races to reenact a remarkable event in Boston history. On October 21, 1835 abolitionist women held the first annual meeting of the Female Anti-Slavery Society. A mob of angry
people who were opposed to abolitionism assembled in protest. The women were determined to hold their meeting at the home of one their leaders. Black and white women, arm in arm, marched with grace and dignity through the mob, six blocks down Washington Street, to the home of Maria Weston Chapman on West Street. History usually remembers that on the same day William Lloyd Garrison was nearly lynched by the angry anti-abolitionist mob. On October 24, 2010, march participants will honor that group of women, whose courage foresaw the demands women would later make to claim full rights as citizens.

Lorretta J. Williams is an African American sociologist and author who has taught at the University of Missouri, the State University of New York, and the Women?s Theological Center in Boston. She served as Director of the Gustavus Myers center for the Study of Bigotry and Human Rights. She consults nationally and internationally on social justice issues. She does today what the women we celebrate did in 1835.

This FREE event will begin at 2:30 at the NPS Visitor Center at 15 State Street in Boston and conclude at Tremont and West streets. This event is FREE and open to the public. The visitor center is handicapped accessible and is located near the MBTA State Street stop, Government Center stop or Downtown Crossing stop.

This event is cosponsored by Boston African American National Historic Site, The Museum of African American History, and the Beacon Hill Scholars Beacon Hill Scholars.

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