February 16, 2012
CONFRONTING OUR LEGACY: SLAVERY AND ANTISLAVERY IN THE NORTH
New Exhibition at Historic Newton about Slavery, Abolition, and the Underground RailroadOpening: Thursday, February 16th, 5:30 - 7:30 PM
When Edward Jackson died in 1681, he held "two man servants." Yet his great-great-grandson William Jackson helped enslaved people flee bondage by offering them sanctuary as part of the Underground Railroad. The Jackson family's ideological journey reflects that of some other New Englanders as attitudes toward slavery evolved over time.
Join us for the exciting unveiling of our completely renovated and expanded exhibition about slavery, abolition, and the Underground Railroad. Bring your family, and be the first to crawl inside our slave ship container, stand atop the legendary well, and learn more about the enslaved people who lived in Newton. Enjoy light refreshments and experience the exhibit's hands-on interactives, audio components, and content.
This free program will be held at Historic Newton's Jackson Homestead and Museum at 527 Washington Street, Newton, MA. For further information or for special assistance, please call 617-796-1450.
Contact Person: Historic Newton's Jackson Homestead and Museum
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