When Frederick Douglass visited Lowell in 1844, he was 25 or 26 years of age and had escaped from slavery five years earlier. His first visit to Lowell was in 1843. He visited Lowell to lecture two more times after the end of the Civil War.
From Narrative of the Life of Frederick Douglass, An American Slave. Written by Himself.
Boston: At The Anti-Slavery Office, No. 25 Cornhill, 1845.
Contents of this webpage -
Rev. Naylor – Rev. John G. Naylor, Pastor, Third Baptist Society
Rev. Hanks – Rev. Stedman Wright Hanks, Pastor, John Street Church (Congregationalist)
John A. Collins – John Anderson Collins
Rev. Miner – Alonzo A. Miner, Pastor, Second Universalist Church, Market Street
Rev. Brewster – Pastor, First Wesleyan Methodist Church, Bartlett Street
Elder Thurston – Nathaniel Thurston, Pastor, Second Freewill Baptist Church, Colburn Street
“A whole team” of the Hutchinson songsters – Hutchinson Family Singers.
Dr. Scribner - Isaac W. Scribner (1808 – 1864), physician, office Shattuck Street. Dr. Scribner was the author of Review of the Rev. U. C. Burnap's sermon on Bible servitude.
Colburn Street Chapel - Second Freewill Baptist Church
Two details from the 1841 map of Lowell.
The Second Freewill Baptist Church is number 16, on Colburn Street between Merrimack and Moody Streets.
"new Universalist Meeting House" - Third Universalist Church
Two details from the 1845 map of Lowell.
The Third Universalist Church is number 20, on the corner of Merrimack and Central Streets
Please note: The article about the Lowell Convention by Nathaniel Peabody Rogers was continued in the March 8, 1844 Herald of Freedom. It is difficult, but not impossible, to read because of the quality of the reproduction.