October 21st, 1835 was the date when the Boston Female Anti-Slavery Society was to have a meeting.
Most historians tell the story of that day as a time when an angry anti-abolition crowd almost lynched
William Lloyd Garrison.
Often left out is what the anti-slavery women did that day. The Mayor advised the women that he could
not provide protection and urged them to cancel their meeting. Determined to continue their anti-slavery
work, Mary Parker led them, black and white, arm-in-arm to walk through that angry crowd six blocks
down Washington Street, to hold their meeting at the home of Maria Weston Chapman on West Street.
WE WILL LIFT UP THE COURAGE OF THOSE REMARKABLE WOMEN!
Dr. Loretta Williams, Educator/Activist, will speak of the day.
Horace Seldon, Garrison scholar, will tell of the 1835 "Reign of Terror."
We will actually walk the walk, tracing the march of those amazing women!
Tell friends; invite their participation. Please note, since the Suffolk University space is secure, please be prepared to show identification.