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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


Wednesday, October 21, 2020 | 3:00 - 4:00 PM. Explore key moments in U.S. history when people with disabilities shaped rights for all. Gain practical strategies…
October 27 to December 7 with 3 webinars. Trace the remarkable story of reform and heartbreak, endurance and empowerment as you explore a broad array of primary…
What is fascism? Where did it come from? How does it impact human rights? What is anti-fascism and how did it arise? How did ideology shape the Spanish Civil Wa…