Old Town Hall | Frederick Douglass

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  • Frederick Douglass


On January 4, 1866, Frederick Douglass, a former slave and black orator, spoke at Brattleboro’s Town Hall. His speech, entitled 'Equal Rights Under the Law', stressed voting rights for the black population. Both Brattleboro papers supported Douglass’ praise of President Lincoln, but sidestepped his criticism of Johnson.

Tour Stop Location: Old Town Hall/ Auditorium where Douglas spoke

181 Main Street, Brattleboro, Vermont 05301, United States

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Audio Producer: Bill Forchion
Research & Narration: Professor John Grayson
Research: Rolf Parker-Houghton

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  • <p>Old Town Hall where Douglas spoke</p>
  • <p>A newspaper clipping from 1866 announcing Frederick Douglass’ lecture in Brattleboro</p>
  • <p>Frederick Douglas</p>
  • <p>Frederick Douglas</p>