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Background

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

 

NAEI Constitution
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


Inclusion at the 2024 National Council for History Education Conference March 7-9, 2024 - Cleveland - Register Breakout session: Friday 10-10:50am - Rm Veter…
Social Studies and Humanities pose distinct challenges for struggling learners. Extensive discipline-specific vocabulary, difficult informational texts –includi…
April 9, 2024 - Sponsored by the Learning Disabilities Association of America  This one-hour workshop empowers Special Education teachers to foster supportive…