A Division of William Francis Galvin, Secretary of the Commonwealth of Massachusetts

Coming Soon

Freedom's Agenda: African-American Petitions to the Massachusetts Government 1600–1900

Freedom's Agenda: African-American Petitions to the Massachusetts Government 1600-1900

Through Friday February 25 at the Massachusetts State House 4th floor

March 2 – May 27 at the Commonwealth Museum in the Massachusetts Archives building, Columbia Point, Boston

Frederick Douglass, Sojourner Truth, William Lloyd Garrison, all signed petitions to the Massachusetts government protesting slavery and discrimination against African-Americans. A new exhibit examines these petitions and the fascinating personal stories that illuminate a three hundred year struggle for equal rights.