Tuesday, February 13, 2007

if you are in mystic

stop by abby and george's

connecticut has a rich history of helping with social reform.

there ARE some not so nice pieces in our history but then again, we had people like george and abby greenman too

Conn. abolitionists' home open to the public

by News Channel 8's Tina Detelj

Mystic-WTNH) _ There is a new connection to Connecticut's abolitionist history that is now being shared with the public.
For the first time, visitors are being invited into the home of George and Abby Greenman. They owned a well known Mystic shipyard where the Mystic Seaport now stands.
"They were strong abolitionists, big social reformers," said Michael O'Farrell from Mystic Seaport.
They may have even provided a stop on the underground railroad in the mid 1800's.
"They really believed that blacks and whites were equal," said O'Farrell.
As legend has it, slaves in southern states would stowaway on lumber schooners heading to the Mystic shipyard............

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