Ellen Garrison Jackson Clark

Born free in Concord, Massachusetts, USA, Clark became an antislavery activist, civil rights advocate, and educator. After moving to Boston in the 1840s, she joined the Joy Street African Baptist Church, also known as the African Meeting House, the birthplace of the New England Anti-Slavery Society and a central meeting site for abolitionists. Supported by the American Missionary Association (AMA) as well as the Friends’ Freedmen’s Association (FFA), Clark spent years educating newly freed people in the South.

This section features The Robbins House in Concord, Massachusetts, as well as an interactive timeline of Ellen Garrison Jackson Clark’s activism.