Mon, Feb 06|
Millicent Library Auditorium
Black History Month Talk - Elizabeth Freeman
Time & Location
Feb 06, 2023, 6:30 PM – 7:30 PM
Millicent Library Auditorium, 45 Center St, Fairhaven, MA 02719, USA
About the Event
Conversations about Black History
During Black History Month, the Friends of the Millicent Library is presenting informal talks and discussions about Black people in Massachusetts and Rhode Island who changed history. We will talk about the realities of northern slavery and the challenges that continued after emancipation. The conversations will be led by Beth Luey, a Fairhaven resident who has written about these fascinating historical figures. The talks will begin at 6:30 and last about an hour.
Monday, February 6: Elizabeth Freeman (“Mumbet”). “Bet,” enslaved in the Sheffield home of Colonel John Ashley, sued for her freedom in 1781. She won, effectively ending slavery in the Commonwealth, and went on to become a much-respected midwife, healer, and property owner.
Free. Donations gladly accepted!