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Harvard students skeptical of slavery fund
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Harvard students skeptical of slavery fund
Harvard students interviewed in Cambridge last week expressed skepticism that a $100 million commitment by the university to compensate for its ties to slavery will be effectively spent.
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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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Enslaved soldier’s history sheds light on Mass. Black patriots
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Enslaved soldier’s history sheds light on Mass. Black patriots
Cuffy Rosaria deserves folk hero status in his Massachusetts hometown of Abington; he has the rare distinction of appearing both in a runaway slave ad and in Revolutionary War muster rolls.
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A totalitarian mindset
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A totalitarian mindset
It was shocking to many Americans that Vladimir Putin could be responsible for a reign of terror against his own brother and sister Slavs. The provocation was that Ukrainians refused to bow and become subservient to the president of Russia. This inter-Slavic hostility brought to mind the continuing racial conflict in America.
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Activists call on city to apologize for slavery
Citing records of slavery in 1638 in what is now East Boston, Dorchester activist Kevin Peterson is calling on the city of Boston to issue an apology for what he says was its complicity in the Atlantic slave trade, and to begin a dialogue about reparations.
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Legislators seek to designate July 8 as "Massachusetts Emancipation Day"
Legislation is now in the works in state government to recognize the end of slavery in Massachusetts and honor an instrumental figure who helped make it happen.
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A Texas holiday goes national
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A Texas holiday goes national
A uniquely Texas holiday has been adopted as a national holiday as the United States grapples with a racial reckoning sparked by the police murder of George Floyd.
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