The Salem Athenæum
337 Essex Street, Salem MA 01970
Summer Salon Series
Friday, August 5, 5:30 pm
Sarah Parker Remond: A Daughter of Salem
A talk by Marilyn Richardson on the extraordinary life and career of the 19th-century African American abolitionist, lecturer, and physician who was born in Salem to one of the city’s leading black families.
Remond traveled abroad on behalf of the American Anti-Slavery Society and lectured extensively throughout Great Britain. She became involved in the wider international political scene, including the struggle for women’s rights, and the cause of Italian unification.
In the 1860s, Remond moved to Florence, Italy, to study medicine at the Santa Maria Novella hospital. She later settled in Rome, where she died in 1894 at the age of seventy and was buried in the Non-Catholic Cemetery there.
The recent documentation of the location of Sarah Parker Remond’s unmarked final resting place has led to a plan to install a plaque in her honor and memory.
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