Great Convention in Ferrisburgh

Location: Ferrisburgh
Tag(s): Abolition
Historical Category: African-American History
Video Date: 07/07/16

As part of 1843's Great Convention, Frederick Douglass gave anti-slavery speeches in Middlebury and Ferrisburgh. He was heckled and harassed in Middlebury, but very well received in Ferrisburgh.

This Place in History is produced in partnership by Local 22 & Local 44 ( and the Vermont Historical Society.

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