Frederick_Douglass_as_younger_manFrederick Douglass gave one of his first recorded anti-slavery speeches in Hingham on November 4, 1841, before the Plymouth County Anti-Slavery Society. Titled β€œThe Church and Prejudice,” it criticized ministers who used the Bible to defend slavery.

[Engraving by J.C. Buttre from Source: Not All is Changed and Hingham Historical Society]