Abijah Prince of Northfield: from Enslaved to Entrepreneur

Thursday, April 27, 2023, 6:00 pm until 7:30 pm
Trinitarian Church - 147 Main Street

Presented by Gretchen Holbrook Gerzina, author of Mr. and Mrs. Prince.

Born in Connecticut in the early 1700s, Abijah Prince was taken to Northfield when he was about twelve years old by the Rev. Benjamin Doolittle, Northfield's first minister. He remained enslaved there until he was in his fifties. Then, through his own efforts, he became free and completely changed his life. He has gone down in the record books as a self-made man and the husband of Lucy Terry Prince of Deerfield, considered the earliest known African American poet.