Lowell and the Civil War (Part II) from Howl in Lowell

Another of a series of articles I’m writing about Lowell in the years and days leading up to the start of the American Civil War is now online on Howl in Lowell. This article examines the city’s small but influential African-American community and the role Lowell played in the Underground Railroad.

I will discuss these topics in greater depth this coming Sunday, April 15, 2012 during an opening of a Lowell and the Civil War exhibit featuring the photos of Tony Sampas. The program will begin at 2 pm and will be held at the Patrick J Mogan Cultural Center, 40 French Street. All are invited.