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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
Industry

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

 

a desktop
Education

Explore typical educational opportunities for children and adults

 

Screenshot of Stetson Letter - August 7th, 1844
Religion

Trace social reform from the Second Great Awakening

 

Upcoming Workshops


From the American colonial era to the 21st century, people with disabilities experienced a revolution in status from objects of religious benevolence to wards o…
How can teachers engage their students with study of civic life, agency and community? By studying the history of post-Reconstruction American institutions and…
Course runs Oct 19 - Dec. 5, 2020, and introduces exemplars of best practice pedagogy for English Learners in History and Social Studies classrooms. It demonstr…