A New Life in New Bedford

A New Life in New Bedford

A New Life in New Bedford is how the city pulled people from all parts of the globe with its entrepreneur spirit. The whaling industry created a demand for workers and those that were willing to work were taken in by business owners and captains regardless of skin color. This same desire to work can be felt as the city transformed from whaling into textiles and fishing. Through these transitions immigrants and their families were able to find security by building communities with people of similar backgrounds that could then help individuals create financial independence.

This program offers a walk through the ever-changing demographics of New Bedford and the places where economic journeys began.

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