Humanities Event

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Friday, September 28, 2018 6:00 PM7:30 PM
On September 28 1841, Frederick Douglass was forcibly ejected from Eastern Railroad train for refusal to ride in the "Jim Crow" car. Having purchased a first-class ticket he sat beside his friend James Buffum (a future Mayor of Lynn) on their way to an Abolitionist event. The conductor engaged some roughs to get Douglass out of his seat, but that did not happen until Douglass was thrown to the sidewalk, taking that train bench with him! Come watch our re-enactment of this early progenitor of the non-violent protest movement!