In February, Temple Contemporary mounted an exhibit which detailed the night when Pennsylvania Hall, a meeting place for local abolitionist groups, was destroyed on May 17, 1838, three days after its dedication ceremony. The building was set aflame by an angry mob whose anger and hostility against the abolition movement had been swelling. The fire companies refused to fight the blaze, and the building was completely destroyed. Continue reading Temple University shares photos of Abolition exhibit
By Dave Rogers – Staff Writer – The Daily News of Newburyport
AMESBURY — A wooden walking cane with ties to Amesbury’s rich abolitionist history and the historic Pennsylvania Hall is visiting the City of Brotherly Love this week and will become part of an exhibit featured at Temple University.
The walking cane, said to have been one of Quaker poet and abolitionist John Greenleaf Whittier’s favorites, is being loaned to the urban university for a monthlong exhibit highlighting the 175th anniversary of the burning of Pennsylvania Hall at the Temple Contemporary, Temple University’s art gallery. Continue reading Whittier’s cane headed to Pennsylvania for exhibit