The Freedmens’ Bible Project

In September 1864, a delegation of free African American men presented a bible to President Abraham Lincoln “as a testimonial of our appreciation of your humane conduct towards the people of our race.”  The money for the gift was raised through the donations of 250 free African American residents of Baltimore.  BAAHGS members are researching these donors. The goal is to learn about their occupations, neighborhoods, churches, etc.