First of August Celebrations

First of August

The memorable First of August — the day which witnessed the entire overthrow of British West India slavery – is near at hand, and ought to be duly celebrated by the friends of emancipation in different parts of the country.  At a  meeting of the Board of Managers of the Massachusetts Anti-Slavery Society, held last week, it was voted to hold a picnic in Tenean Grove, Dorchester; and another in Worcester, ‘the heart of the Commonwealth’, in commemoration of that great event.   As the day occurs this year on Sunday, it has been decided to observe it on the day preceding, (Saturday, July 31st,) in order to insure a large attendance.  Further particulars will be given in the next Liberator.

(Liberator, July 9, 1847,pg 2)