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Keywords: Portland Anti-Slavery Society

Historical Items

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Item 10222

Minutes, Portland Anti-Slavery Society, 1844-1846, 1850-1851

Contributed by: Maine Historical Society Date: circa 1844 Location: Portland Media: Ink on paper

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Item 7346

Maine Anti-Slavery Society report, 1836

Contributed by: Maine Historical Society Date: 1836-10-27 Location: Portland Media: Ink on paper

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Item 10227

Letter from Charles Lenox Remond to Elizabeth Mountfort, July 18, 1850

Contributed by: Maine Historical Society Date: 1850-07-18 Location: Portland; Watertown Media: Ink on paper

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Online Exhibits

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Slavery's Defenders and Foes

Mainers, like residents of other states, had differing views about slavery and abolition in the early to mid decades of the 19th century. Religion and economic factors were among the considerations in determining people's leanings.

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Reuben Ruby: Hackman, Activist

Reuben Ruby of Portland operated a hack in the city, using his work to earn a living and to help carry out his activist interests, especially abolition and the Underground Railroad.

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Pigeon's Mainer Project: who decides who belongs?

Street artist Pigeon's artwork tackles the multifaceted topic of immigration. He portrays Maine residents, some who are asylum seekers, refugees, and immigrants—people who are often marginalized through state and federal policies—to ask questions about the dynamics of power in society, and who gets to call themselves a “Mainer.”

Site Pages

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Life on a Tidal River - Bangor and Social Reform Movements of the 1800s-1900s

The first president of the Bangor Anti-Slavery Society was John Godfrey. During the 1800's a fair number of African Americans made Bangor their home.

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Life on a Tidal River - Narrative

… movement, however, Bangoreans displayed great anti-slavery sentiment and zeal. Bangor Theological Seminary professor and later its president Enoch…