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Walking Tour of Slavery in Florence, Mass.

Event Details

February 23, 2019
10:00 am-1:00 pm

Haigis Mall

UMass Amherst Campus

Handicap access available
Free admission
Center for Multicultural Advancement and Student Success

In celebration of Black Heritage Month, the Malcolm X Cultural Center is hosting a guided, walking tour to learn about the history of slavery and its impacts locally in Florence (Northampton), Mass.


- 10:00 a.m. – Pick up students  from Haigis Mall to the David Ruggles Center in Florence, MA.

- 11:30 a.m. – The tour will start at the David Ruggles Center and will visit the following:

  • Sojourner Truth Memorial
  • Old Silk building
  • Site  David Ruggles’ water healing firm
  • Basil Dorsey’s home
  • Thomas H. Jones’ home ( Nonotuck Street, Florence was the center of activity in  the early 19th century  and an area where many Blacks resided and found employment.)
  • Back to David Ruggles Center

- 1:00 p.m. – Return to UMass

Water will be provided; seating is on a first-come, first-serve basis.