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‘Framing Freedom: The Harriet Hayden Albums’ offers glimpse of Black lives in Civil War-era Boston
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‘Framing Freedom: The Harriet Hayden Albums’ offers glimpse of Black lives in Civil War-era Boston
Harriet Hayden and her husband Lewis Hayden were a Black Boston power couple in the community of abolitionists and equal right activists centered in Beacon Hill in the 1860s.
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Honoring the legacy of our pioneers
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Editorial
Honoring the legacy of our pioneers
As we continue to honor our heritage during Black History Month, we should use these brief four weeks to remember the historical impact of famous Black Americans from Boston.
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New book chronicles Black workers' struggles in Civil War era Boston
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New book chronicles Black workers' struggles in Civil War era Boston
Despite Boston's reputation for liberal politics, Blacks living here in the 1800s faced rigid barriers to employment and were often relegated to domestic service and other low-paying menial work.
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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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Local News
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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Local News
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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