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Test your Black history knowledge
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Black History
Test your Black history knowledge
Think you know Black history? Let's find out. Answers at the end—no peeking!
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Black History Milestones
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Black History Milestones
The road to civil rights in America was a long journey made possible by prominent leaders and a desire for equal rights.
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Harriet Tubman and the Underground Railroad
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Harriet Tubman and the Underground Railroad
Considered one of the most courageous operations to free imprisoned slaves, the Underground Railroad was an important network of people and paths that assisted escapees to the north and Canada.
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Dr. George Franklin Grant: defying the odds in 19th century Boston
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Dr. George Franklin Grant: defying the odds in 19th century Boston
One of the few African Americans who practiced dentistry in late nineteenth-century Boston, Dr. George Franklin Grant earned a reputation for exceptional skill in bridge work.
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Black Walden came first; Thoreau, after
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Black Walden came first; Thoreau, after
Before Henry David Thoreau drew attention to the Walden Woods, it had already earned a place in America’s Black history.
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Boston’s other underground railroad
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Boston’s other underground railroad
Boston has always been at the forefront of American history. Nevertheless, residents know little about the city’s link to the underground railroad, a life-saving network of safe houses established by slaves before the Civil War. As Black History Month kicked off, Boston Public Library partnered with the National Park Service to commemorate freedom-seekers and stowaways that traveled here to escape enslavement.
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I SAW THE SIEGE: ‘We Were Outnumbered’ On Capitol Hill, Says Congressional Aide
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I SAW THE SIEGE: ‘We Were Outnumbered’ On Capitol Hill, Says Congressional Aide
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MFA Boston to host online community celebration for Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. Day
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MFA Boston to host online community celebration for Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. Day
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King’s life reflects story of a movement
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King’s life reflects story of a movement
The Rev. Martin Luther King Jr. the son and grandson of Baptist ministers, was born not just to preach, but to preach to the world.
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Bostonians reflect on King’s unfinished agenda
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Bostonians reflect on King’s unfinished agenda
In early 1965, Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. saw in Boston a city rife with segregation and politically dominated by whites. 55 years later, many Bostonians are ready to usher in a new era of Black women in positions of power. Despite these victories, local leaders insist that a lot must change before King’s dreams are realized.
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Descendant of Slaves Becomes the Youngest Black Osteopathic Doctor in History
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Descendant of Slaves Becomes the Youngest Black Osteopathic Doctor in History
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Study: Great Depression Banking Policies Helped Create Urban Hot Spots
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Study: Great Depression Banking Policies Helped Create Urban Hot Spots
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