At the Black History Month event (pictured above) in the Washington, DC region, many participants stayed afterwards to review documents and artifacts from The Freeman Institute A photo of the huge area in the main hall near the United Nations visitor's entrance at the United Nation's "Transatlantic Slave Trade" exhibit in NYC (March - May, 2011). Freeman is the keynote speaker at many Black History presentations and cross-cultural competency training events around the world.
He also oversaw its recasting after it cracked during its first ringing.
Norris was a Quaker and a merchant who is known to have traded in slaves from the West Indies. Handwritten letter from Joseph Barrell to John Langdon (June 15th, 1778) -- Joseph Barrell (1793-1804), was a prominent Boston area merchant, fur-trader and owned the first ship to circumnavigate the globe.
Frederick Douglass, the leading African American abolitionist, made him coeditor of his newspaper, the North Star, in 1847.
But Delany left in 1849 to study medicine at Harvard.
This letter has great content about the making of the United States Constitution -- This is an autographed letter to Langdon signed Jos Barrell, concerning the acquiring of copies of various state constitutions - - - Boston 25th June 1778 Dr Sir, Your favor of 22d came last evening, since 10th June been diligent in inquiring after the Constitutions you desired.