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An insult to Black Boston
When the Boston City Council voted unanimously last week to establish a task force to study reparations for Black Bostonians they had to be concerned about something other than slavery. The Commonwealth of Massachusetts outlawed slavery in 1783, so the City of Boston has no liability for damages inflicted by slavery.
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Faneuil Hall fight: beating a dead horse
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Faneuil Hall fight: beating a dead horse
Massachusetts became one of the first states to end slavery. This act should earn Boston residents applause rather than criticism.
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Archaeologists seek clues at Eustis House
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Archaeologists seek clues at Eustis House
Across the street from the enormous Shirley-Eustis estate in Roxbury, the “outbuilding,” as it’s referred to, at 42-44 Shirley Street, has come into its own as a 18th-century landmark — prompting an investigation by the city archaeologist into what secrets may be hiding underground.
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City Council at odds with Boston history
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City Council at odds with Boston history
The notion that Boston should apologize for the slave trade is misguided. And to suggest that Boston might be at all liable for reparations is absurd.
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Mattapan grave tells story of slavery, Haitian revolution
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Mattapan grave tells story of slavery, Haitian revolution
Deyaha Moussa was a Muslim kidnapped in West Africa, purchased in Saint-Domingue by T.H. Perkins of the eponymous School for the Blind, and who witnessed the Haitian Revolution combust. Perkins’ brother trafficked Moussa to Boston in 1793. He died in 1831 and now rests anonymously in Mattapan under a giant Celtic cross.
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Evidence of slave quarters at Shirley Eustis House
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Evidence of slave quarters at Shirley Eustis House
The ‘outbuilding’ as it’s referred to, at 42-44 Shirley Street, blends into the other residential structures on the street with modern roofing and windows, and a plain beige exterior. However, after speculation based on archival records of the Shirley-Eustis property, an investigation by Harvard scholar Aabid Allibhai revealed the unassuming building may be holding valuable historic secrets.
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