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82 Third St.; Pittsfield, MA 01201 |
Reverend Samuel Harrison was a renowned 19th-century civil rights advocate, writer,
and preacher in Pittsfield who served as chaplain to the legendary 54th Regiment in
the Civil War, and successfully fought for equal pay for Union soldiers of color. His
home is now a National Historic Landmark and a place to teach the values embodied
in Harrison’s noble life. The Harrison House is also an anchor site on
the Upper Housatonic Valley African-American Heritage Trail. The Pittsfield portion of
the trail is a self-guided tour, described in a separate brochure.