Frederick Douglass Visits Pittsfield (1842)

The famous abolitionist finds both prejudice and humanity in a NH graveyard:

Douglass visited Pittsfield as part of a speaking tour through New England.  At the time, Moses Norris Jr. would have been serving on the Executive Council of NH.  (He served as a Democratic US Senator from 1843-1847.)

This roadside marker is now a stop on Pittsfield’s Historical Walking Trail (#9).

SeacoastNH shares some notes & context for Douglass’ speaking tour in NH, including advertisements for his talks in Portsmouth twenty years later, under VERY different circumstances.

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