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Parks Service compiling online database of 54th Regiment soldiers, officers
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Parks Service compiling online database of 54th Regiment soldiers, officers
The Boston African American National Historic Site’s “Faces of the 54th” soldier and officer database has collected the names and details of over 1,500 men who served with the volunteer 54th Massachusetts Regiment between 1863 and 1865, when the Civil War ended.
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Middle Passage memorial marker acknowledges Boston’s history of slavery
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Arts & Culture
Middle Passage memorial marker acknowledges Boston’s history of slavery
In early October, a memorial marker was installed at the end of Boston’s Long Wharf to acknowledge Boston’s history of slavery and to honor the Africans who died in and those who survived the transatlantic voyage known as the Middle Passage.
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Black History
In 1850s Boston, slave case sparked conflict
Long before the modern fight over safeguarding immigrants from deportation, the Shadrach Minkins case challenged Massachusetts’ status as a sanctuary state. The situation heated up after a new law required law enforcement officers to ignore the sanctuary status, and Boston’s mayor formally announced his intention to comply with the feds.
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Women’s History: Who was Melnea A. Cass?
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Women’s History: Who was Melnea A. Cass?
In the 1920s, the Cass family moved to Roxbury. With her husband Marshall’s support, Melnea A. Cass began what would be a long career as a volunteer community activist for human rights. It was in the 1930s that Cass began a lifetime of volunteer work on the local, state and national level.
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Boston’s unusual history
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Editorial
Boston’s unusual history
Boston’s tradition of a multiracial affiliation for full equality continues. It’s a Boston thing that survives despite persistent vestiges of racial discrimination.
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Tour uncovers history of Boston’s Chinatown neighborhood
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Tour uncovers history of Boston’s Chinatown neighborhood
When taking a tour through Boston’s historic Chinatown, it is clear that the historic sites being pointed out along the way are under threat by developers taking advantage of the building boom.
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Mattapan urban farm renovation complete
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Local News
Mattapan urban farm renovation complete
The Fowler-Clark farm, an 18th-century Mattapan property, is now a modern urban farm facility operated by the Urban Farming Institute and is open to the public after a grand reveal of its restoration Monday.
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