Portrait Photograph of Lucretia Leonard

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Title

Portrait Photograph of Lucretia Leonard

Description

This item is a photograph of Lucretia Leonard taken around 1902. Leonard was one of the few black citizens forced to sit in the slave galleries built into the New North Church in the first half of the 19th century. This state of affairs endured until her white employers, the Thaxter sisters, insisted she be allowed to sit in their pew and that segregation be eliminated.

Subject

Leonard, Lucretia, 1818-1904

Source


Publisher

Courtesy of the Hingham Historical Society.

Date Created

c. 1902

Rights

No known copyright restrictions.

Access Rights

Contact the Hingham Historical Society for more information.

Format

JPEG

Extent

92.8 KB

Type

Photographs

Spatial Coverage

Hingham (Mass.)

Temporal Coverage

c. 1902

Citation

“Portrait Photograph of Lucretia Leonard,” Hingham Public Library Local History & Special Collections, accessed November 18, 2017, http://hinghampubliclibrary.omeka.net/items/show/323.