Sunday, February 25, 2024

Little Liberia and the Freeman Center

Saturday, March 18
2:00 pm - 3:30 pm

1st Floor Program Room

Explore the history of the Freeman Sisters, their thriving community on the South End, and the current plans and activities of Bridgeport’s Freeman Center.

Maisa Tisdale has advocated for the preservation of the Mary and Eliza Freeman Houses since 1994, and founded the Mary & Eliza Freeman Center for History and Community in 2009, after coordinating a successful movement to save the homes from demolition. Ms. Tisdale led the Freeman Center as a volunteer until 2019 when she became the Center’s first professional staff member. Over the past ten years Ms. Tisdale not only focused on the restoration of the Freeman houses, but has worked to create a safer and healthier “built” environment in Bridgeport’s South End – stressing the importance of historic preservation, community development, environmental justice, and climate change.

Contact: 203-576-7400-7 or hclibrarian@bridgeportpubliclibrary.org