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Slavery and freedom. Democracy and opportunity. Rights and responsibility.

Immerse yourself in an extraordinary community of Utopian abolitionists and reformers of the 1840's.

Radical Equality is one of a series of online exhibit by the Collaborative’s Emerging America program. Each exhibit showcases gems from the collections of Western Massachusetts museums and models strategies to engage learners through compelling stories and source materials. Part of our aim is to inspire teachers and students to identify and engage the remarkable stories of their own communities and publish them.

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Two online inquiries present primary sources, stimulating questions, and engaging tools of analysis and reflection


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Learn how the visionaries of the NAEI played vital roles in the struggle to end slavery in America


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Cast of Characters

Get to know the individuals and critical locations to the evolution of the NAEI


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Visit NAEI through a video walking tour, also experience the difficult art of reeling silk fibers


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Explore the work of the NAEI from 1842-1846 through historic pictures, maps, letters, newspaper articles, advertisements, speeches, and book excerpts


Upcoming Workshops

The Library of Congress Teaching with Primary Sources (TPS) Program at the Collaborative for Educational Services is making accessible to all learners - includi…
In July of 2018, the Massachusetts Legislature passed a requirement that every student have the opportunity to complete civic engagement project between 8th and…