Sundays Celebration of Frederick Douglass’s Bicentennial and the 180th year of his arrival in NB.
Congratulations to Lee Blake and the New Bedford Historical Society for being recognized by the Toni Morrison Society to participate in the Bench by the road project.
The Historical Society's Nathan and Polly Johnson House is the 24th out of 25 sites worldwide to earn this honor from the Morrison Society. We were also honored to have Frederick Douglass’s great great great grandson Mr. Kenneth B Morris speak to us and be a part of the unveiling of the bench.
I am proud of being a New Bedford resident and a member of the New Bedford Historical Society. #frederickdouglasslivedhere
Frederick Douglass - My Hero and motivator. He was born a slave, escaped slavery, taught himself to read and lived to be an Abolistionist, Editor, Statesman, Writer & Orator. He was One of the most notable men of the 19th Century - the ideal of the American self-made man. When ever I feel overwhelmed or doubt myself I Chanel my hero 🙏🏾♥️