• Celebrating The 1835 Women's March of Courage

Follow the path of the Boston Female Anti-Slavery Society's 1835 March

Tuesday, October 23, 2012
1st Floor Amenities Conference Room
73 Tremont St, Boston

Meet and march at the commemoration of The 1835 Women's March of Courage.

This day in 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 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 these remarkable women, and, after a brief presentation at Suffolk University, will actually march the same route taken by this courageous group 177 years ago.


Dr. Loretta Williams, Educator/Activist
Horace Seldon, Garrison scholar
Anti-Slavery women of today – Tatiana Grant, Sentidra Joseph, Bernadette Williams, Bunny Meyer, Beverly Hector-Smith –  will give personal testimony.

Join us in remembering this remarkable moment in women's and abolition history. Sponsored by the Dean's Office in the College of Arts and Sciences. To sign up ahead of time or for more information, please contact Horace Seldon at horace@horaceseldon.com. Walk-ins encouraged as well. Please be prepared to show a photo ID at the security checkpoint upon entry.

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