"Jury Decides in Favor of Elizabeth “Mum Bett” Freeman"
The verdict helped bring an end to slavery in Massachusetts.
"African Meeting House Opens"
From the day it opened, the building became the center of the African American community in Boston.
"David Walker Found Dead"
Walker’s mysterious death cut short the life of one of the most radical and influential black abolitionists.
"Boston Abolitionists Await Emancipation Proclamation"
Led by William Lloyd Garrison and other men and women, Massachusetts abolitionists played key roles in the movement to end slavery.
"54th Massachusetts Regiment Marches Through Boston"
In 1863 black men were finally allowed to enlist in the Union Army.