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Posted on: February 10, 2017

Celebrate Black History Month

Please join the Town of Framingham for a special exhibition and visit the Framingham Public Library for events as well as displays of books and resources celebrating the history and accomplishments of African Americans.

Lewis Hayden and the Underground Railroad presented by the Commonwealth Museum, A Division of William Francis Galvin, Secretary of the Commonwealth of Massachusetts opens Friday, February 10, 2017 in Nevins Hall of the Memorial Building. Guided Tour by Commonwealth Museum Director and Curator Stephen Kenney on Tuesday, February 21, 2017 at 12:00 p.m. will be on display through the month of February. Learn about one of the foremost 19th century Black activists in Boston. Lewis Hayden began life as a slave in Kentucky and after a daring escape, settled in Boston 1849 and opened a clothing shop. A stop on the Underground Railroad, Hayden’s home on Beacon Hill sheltered over 100 fugitive slaves in their journey to freedom. During the Civil War Hayden helped recruit soldiers for the heroic 54th Regiment and later served in the Massachusetts Legislature, advocating tirelessly for women’s voting rights. The exhibit is open Monday-Friday 9:00-5:00. Free admission. 


For a printable flyer please click on the link below...

2017 Black History Month Poster



2017 Black History Month Flyer
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