Boston, MA 02110
History, Lectures & Conferences, Social Good, Virtual
As a part of the Compromise of 1850, the federal government enacted a harsh new Fugitive Slave Law. Slave catchers were allowed to roam free states in search of runaways and mandated the assistance of state and local authorities, as well as the public, in returning freedom seekers to slavery. Met with outrage in the North, many communities rose in defiance to the law. Join us as we explore parallel resistance movements in both New Bedford and Boston.
This program presented by the Boston Public Library and the National Park Service will happen over Zoom webinar. To attend, please register here.