The mission of The Mary & Eliza Freeman Center for History and Community is to restore, preserve, and ensure the viability of the Mary and Eliza Freeman Houses; teach the history of Connecticut Blacks; revitalize the surrounding South End community; and facilitate the preservation and revitalization of other African American, and greater Bridgeport historic/preservation communities.
“The colored people of Bridgeport are in an improving condition many of them are doing well, owning and living in their own snug and comfortable houses, and engaged in proper employments. It is a truth that should force itself upon the attention of the colored people in the large cities that thro’ out the towns of Connecticut, there is owned by colored people a house for every five inhabitants.” Ethiop (1854, Sept. 8). Communicated. Frederick Douglass’ Paper, p.3
The Mary & Eliza Freeman Center for History and Community is raising funds to create an African American historic site of national stature in the South End of Bridgeport, CT.
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