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 the 3rd annual commemoration of the town of Mansfield’s rich abolitionist history.
ABOLITION DAY, a free, community building fall event will take place Saturday October 5, 2019 on the South Commons in Mansfield.
Supported by the business community, local government officials, community organizations and citizens throughout the region the event commemorates citizens standing together against injustice, while standing up for freedom during the most tumultuous times in our country.
On, Saturday , October, 5th, ABOLITION DAY will bring a host of insightful , exciting, and one-of-a-kind events to the South Common:
● The re-enactment of The Great Mansfield Freedom vs. Slavery Riot of 1836, Mansfield’s first big stand against slavery, presented by The All Stories Theater Company.
● The Harry B. Chase Jr. History Hunt, a community scavenger hunt which encourages players to travel through downtown Mansfield and stop in at local businesses for clues and stories of Mansfield’s past.
● A Vendor Marketplace highlighting local artisans, cottage industry businesses, food vendors and non-profit organizations serving our region.
● Child-friendly activities like face painting, balloon art ,doll making and African Dance classes
● A day-ending concert from local musicians.
The best part about ABOLITION DAY is that all activities are FREE! For sponsors this means a large turn-out, with a happy crowd that is anxious to support those that support their community. Sponsors are also mentioned in all press releases and are featured in the souvenir ad book.