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Elizabeth Freeman Monument
Unveiling Celebration Weekend
August 19, 20 & 21, 2022
Sheffield will celebrate the 241st Anniversary of Elizabeth Freeman's historic court case leading to the abolishment of slavery in Massachusetts with a series of events the weekend of August 19-21, 2022. The culmination of the weekend is the unveiling of a bronze statue of Freeman that will stand on the Sheffield Green.
Schedule of Events
Friday, August 19
"Elizabeth Freeman & the
Telling of Black Stories"
Dewey Hall, 4:00pm
Panel discussion hosted by W.E.B. Du Bois
Center for Freedom and Democracy
Click HERE for more information.
Saturday, August 20
"Meet Elizabeth Freeman"
First Congregational Church of Sheffield, 7:00pm
Play by Teresa Miller, starring Wanda Houston.
Seating available at our satellite viewing at the Bushnell-Sage Library, or you can watch the livestream at home.
There will be an ASL Interpreter at the play and
she will be on the livestream and recording.
There will be no seats available at the door the
day of the play, so reserve yours now.
Sunday, August 21
"Walk to Freedom"
Departs from the Ashley House at 9:30am
Sheffield Green near the Old Stone Store, 12:00pm
The monument and celebration are a collaboration between The Sheffield Historical Society, The First Congregational Church of Sheffield, UCC and the office of State Representative Wm. Smitty Pignatelli.
Who was Elizabeth Freeman?
The play "Meet Elizabeth Freeman" gives a sketch of Freeman's life, but you may want to learn more about her in depth. Some of the details of her story vary according to the telling, but we think this article from the Berkshire Museum tells it well.
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