Local History Guild: Diary of Ellen Kempton

Many New Bedford women did their part to support the education of newly freed people by joining the ranks of the Freedman’s Bureau as educators. Join Ivy MacMahon and Lee Blake of the New Bedford Historical Society for this month’s Local History Guild conversation “Teaching the Freed People: Reading the Diary of Ellen Kempton.” Ivy and Lee will share the found diary of Ellen Kempton, an abolitionist who traveled South to teach after the Civil War. Local History Guild is presented free of charge on AHA! New Bedford night. All are welcome! The monthly program takes place in the Whaling Museum’s Energy and Enterprise exhibition space, the Gratia Houghton Rinehart Gallery.

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