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Dr. George Franklin Grant: defying the odds in 19th century Boston
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Black History
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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Boston’s other underground railroad
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Black History
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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National Parks marks underground railroad month
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National Parks marks underground railroad month
International Underground Railroad Month is underway, and the National Parks Service is shining a light on fugitive slaves who made their way through Boston.
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Roxbury born
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Roxbury born
Roxbury residents share reminiscences of growing up in a tight-knit community where neighbors looked out for each other.
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50 years of Basic Black: Then and now
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50 years of Basic Black: Then and now
WGBH’s "Basic Black" hosted a special live taping last Friday at WGBH studios, celebrating 50 years as the longest-running television program highlighting issues affecting people of color in Greater Boston.
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Roxbury celebrates cultural district designation this month
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Roxbury celebrates cultural district designation this month
On May 18 and 19, the Roxbury Cultural District is hosting an inaugural launch celebration on the one-year anniversary of its designation.
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