Commonwealth Museum Digital Exhibition
Despite unequal pay and treatment Massachusetts African Americans played a large role during the Civil War, in the Army, Navy, and on the home-front. In various ways blacks in the Commonwealth stepped forward and helped change the course of history. This exhibit tells the story of their courage, strength, and sacrifice; a story of the quest for a nation free from slavery.
Digital Commonwealth is a non-profit collaborative organization that provides resources and services to support the creation, management, and dissemination of cultural heritage materials held by Massachusetts libraries, museums, historical societies, and archives. Digital Commonwealth currently has over 130 member institutions from across the state.
This site provides access to thousands of images, documents, and sound recordings that have been digitized by member institutions so that they may be available to researchers, students, and the general public.
Archives Manager - Librarian
Archives Assistant - Librarian
The Massasoit Archive is located on the Brockton Campus in the Student Center, Room 204 located within the library.
Walk-Ins are welcome, however; it is advised that you contact us by phone or email prior to your visit so we can better assist you.