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Radical Equality

For a brief time, the visionaries of the Northampton Association of Education and Industry (NAEI) played vital roles in the century-long struggle to end slavery in America. Now the Collaborative and the Historic Northampton Museum, with a team of scholars and teachers, brings this little-known story to a wider public.

map of Florence in 1873
Overview

Learn how the Northampton Association began and why

 

portrait of David Ruggles
Abolition

Movement to abolish/end slavery in the United States

 

NEAE Consitution
Democracy

Study a bold experiment in self-government

 

a factory
Inudstry

Explore the rise of silk as a New-England textile industry

 

a desktop
Education

Explore typical educational opportunities for children and adults

 

Religion

Trace social reform from the Second Great Awakening

 

Upcoming Workshops


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