A Community of Activists
Robert Morris had a diverse circle of friends, family, and fellow activists in the Boston area. He petitioned and protested with antislavery and equal rights activists like Frederick Douglass, William Cooper Nell, and Lewis and Harriet Hayden. He worked alongside White leaders like Charles Sumner to integrate schools and fight for the abolition of slavery. Morris also had strong connections with Boston’s Irish-Catholic community, including Boston mayor Patrick Collins. And throughout his life, he maintained close relationships with his family, including his mother and siblings in Salem.