Lowell Walks this Saturday

The topic of this Saturday’s Lowell Walk will be the Underground Railroad and Abolitionism in Lowell. It will be led by UMass Lowell history professor Bob Forrant and UMass Lowell graduate student Emily Yunes. It begins at 10 am at Lowell National Historical Park Visitor Center at 246 Market Street. It’s free, requires no advance registration, and will be conducted rain or shine. The walk will take 90 minutes.

Here are some photos from the Abolitionism walk from two years ago:

Mill Agent’s House, home of Linus Childs who raised money to buy the freedom of an escaped slave being pursued in Lowell by slave catchers

St Paul’s Church (now UTEC) where funds were raised for the trial of the slaves who took control of the ship Amistad

St Anne’s Church, home of the Lowell Anti-Slavery Society