New Bedford Whaling National Historical Park is proud to offer a month of events in recognition of Black History Month through the end of the month. All events are open to the public and free of charge. Although all the events will take place at the Visitor Center at 33 William St, New Bedford, MA 02740, two events will be hosted online and require pre-registration, and two will be hosted in the Corson Theater of the visitor center. Remaining dates are.
• Sat., 2/18, at 2:00 PM, register for this online presentation The Life and Times of Frederick Douglass in New Bedford: A conversation between Abby Almy, one of New Bedford’s 1850s Ladies and Frederick. Join with us as we view a prerecorded conversation between Frederick Douglass (Nathan Richardson) and his New Bedford neighbor Abby Almy (Judy Roderiques). Douglass and Almy talk about life in New Bedford, and the Anti-Slavery and Women’s Movements of the day. Following the pre-recorded presentation, Mr. Douglass and Mrs. Almy will be available for an online LIVE Q &A.
• Sat. 2/25, at 2:00 PM, join us in the Corson Theater for Black Entrepreneurship Then and Now as we pay homage to three of New Bedford’s own 18th and 19th Century entrepreneurs: Paul Cuffe, Mary “Polly” Johnson, and Lewis Temple. From today, we will highlight Black Entrepreneurship in New Bedford with talks/presentations from Samia Walker, Executive Director, E For All SouthCoast; Lonelle Walker, Executive Director, Doers Lab NB; and Jaden Reyes, Brown Suga Stationery.
For more information, call 508-996-4095, visit nps.gov/NEBE or follow the park’s social media accoun
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