Ben Butler Walking Tour: October 12, 2019

What: Ben Butler Walking Tour When: Saturday, October 12, 2019 at 1pm Where: Lowell National Park Visitor Center, 246 Market Street, Lowell Lowell’s Benjamin Butler was a pivotal figure in American history. Best known as a controversial general in the American Civil War, Butler’s story has many other chapters with…

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‘9/11 at Home’

Remembering those persons who perished on 9/11 today, especially those with local connections. This entry is cross-posted from my blog at paulmarion.com Posting this on 9/11/2019 in memory of John Ogonowski of Dracut, Mass., where I grew up, and the other persons affiliated with the University of Massachusetts-Lowell who perished,…

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Reading Frederick Douglass in Lowell

Yesterday at noon 80 people gathered at St. Anne’s Church on Merrimack Street in Lowell to listen to and participate in a public reading of “What to the Slave Is the Fourth of July?” a speech originally delivered by Frederick Douglass on July 5, 1852 to the Rochester Ladies’ Anti-Slavery…

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