240th Anniversary of Massachusetts Emancipation Day
8:00 AM to 10:00 AM – 3rd Annual Quock Walker Day Hike for Freedom
ACROSS Lexington Route M Loop
A Family Friendly Trail Walk of 3.3 Miles
8:00 AM – Registration & Storytelling
8:30 AM – Walk starts
Register at qwdhike4freedom2023.racewire.com
Join ABCL’s celebration of the 240th anniversary of the Supreme Judicial Court decision that ended slavery in the Commonwealth of Massachusetts in 1783.
Hear the story of Quock Walker’s life and judicial victories.
This event will run from 8:00 AM – 10:00 AM.
11:00 AM to 2:00 PM – 3rd Annual Quock Walker Day Community Celebration
Visitors Center Lawn
1875 Massachusetts Ave
Lexington MA 02420
Join ABCL’s celebration of the 240th anniversary of the Supreme Judicial Court decision that ended slavery in the Commonwealth of Massachusetts in 1783. Learn about the lives of Lexingtonians who were enslaved and emancipated. Hear how Quock Walker’s fortitude and judicial victories inspired his relatives to fight for equal rights in Massachusetts and for the abolition of slavery across the United States of America.
Highlights include colonial children’s games: hoop play, game of graces, and quoits, West African food and dance, colonial arts and crafts, colonial and military reenactors, and more.
This event is open to all and will run from 11:00 AM – 2:00 PM.