Maria Weston Chapman: Weymouth Abolitionist – Class 1
June 7 @ 3:00 pm - 4:00 pm
“Maria Weston Chapman: Weymouth Abolitionist” is an interactive history class series from the Weymouth Historical Society that focuses on the woman named Maria Weston Chapman from Weymouth, Massachusetts, who led the abolitionist cause in Boston alongside her sisters and William Lloyd Garrison during the 1830s until her death in 1885 in her family home in Weymouth. We begin by talking about Maria Weston’s family and her education in England where she first became familiar with the cause for abolition through her uncle Joshua Bates (also from Weymouth). We will explore the greater world around her and how she impacted the abolitionist movement at home and abroad as her group tried to end slavery here in the United States for thirty years prior to the American Civil War. During this history class series, you will discover how a girl from Weymouth grew up to change the United States through her fight for abolition. This series is comprised of 4 classes, meeting once a week for a month. More information
Cost: $15-30 per class
Limited seating: 10 spaces available
To register, click here. You will receive an email once your seat has been confirmed.