Mansfield Abolition Day: Schedule of Events & Attractions:
The National Black Doll Museum of History & Culture, one of the region’s most respected grassroots organizations highlighting African American and multicultural history, is preparing to host our second commemoration of Mansfield’s rich abolitionist history.
The outdoor fall festival commemorates Mansfield’s proud history of standing together against injustice, while standing up for freedom during the most tumultuous times in our country. A free community building experience it attracts people of all ages, races, ethnicities, and incomes who come out to participate and enjoy exciting one of a kind events including:
Welcome & Overview
State Senator Paul Feeney Proclamation
Guest Speaker: Pastor/CEO Cheryl Harris
Reading of America’s Papers : 1. Anti-Slavery Constitution Mansfield Seniors
Historical Reenactment of The Great Mansfield Freedom vs. Slavery Riot of 1836 (Cast Pictured left)
History will come alive as The All Stories Theater Company presents this exciting, fact-based re-enactment of Mansfield’s first big stand against slavery. Presented on the South Common; site of the actual Freedom riot 181 years ago.
The Harry B Chase History Hunt
Visitors will see Mansfield with new eyes on our specially designed downtown Mansfield history scavenger hunt inspired by the writings of late town chronicler Harry B. Chase. Sponsored in part by the: Mansfield Downtown Business Association.
Market Place: , Vendors, Artists and local non-profit organizations will be on hand to sell goods, display work and share information about community resources and happenings
- EVENT HOURS ARE 10:00 AM UNTIL 5:00 PM