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Massachusetts Emancipation Day

Reparations effort at odds with Boston history
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Reparations effort at odds with Boston history
The Bay State Banner urges Gov. Charlie Baker to sign the law creating Emancipation Day. Even Boston City Councilors seem to be unaware that in 1783, Massachusetts became the first state to outlaw slavery.
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Legislature backs Emancipation Day
After months of discussion, a proposed holiday to mark the end of slavery in Massachusetts is one step closer to becoming law. At the end of October, both branches of the state legislature passed a bill that would mark July 8 as “Emancipation Day.”
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A push for a Mass. emancipation holiday
Massachusetts is one step closer to creating a new state holiday that would honor an instrumental figure in the fight to end slavery.
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