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Old North Church pulls back sanctuary veil on ties to slavery
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Black History
Old North Church pulls back sanctuary veil on ties to slavery
In the front left corner of the hushed sanctuary in Old North Church sits a box pew lined in plush red velvet, as it might have looked centuries ago.
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Opinion
Leading GOP hopefuls still insult Black Americans
As Republican candidates for president compete for the first votes in the GOP primary season, they have been exposed as having insulting views on slavery and the horrific reality of how brutal it was for Black Americans.
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Serene landscape belies a dark history
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Arts & Culture
Serene landscape belies a dark history
Steve McQueen’s powerful ‘Lynching Tree’ on view at Gardner Museum for just two weeks.
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Opinion
Haley ignores truth about slavery and the politics of race, color and caste
Republican presidential candidate Nikki Haley’s failure to identify slavery as the primary cause of the Civil War has created a firestorm.
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Phillis Wheatley comes to life at Old South Meeting House
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Arts & Culture
Phillis Wheatley comes to life at Old South Meeting House
In “Phillis in Boston,” a world premiere play debuting at the Old South Meeting House next month, African American poet and prodigy Phillis Wheatley is in the spotlight.
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Bill would create state panel on reparations
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Local News
Bill would create state panel on reparations
Legislation from state Sen. Liz Miranda would create a task force to consider reparations for the descendants of enslaved people in Massachusetts.
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Say their names: 'Call and Response' explores horrific history of medical testing on enslaved people
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Arts & Culture
Say their names: 'Call and Response' explores horrific history of medical testing on enslaved people
A new exhibit at Harvard University explores the horrendous histories of nonconsensual medical testing on enslaved women and girls. In 24 artworks, the female victims of these atrocities are named, honored and avenged.
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New Hampshire law protects African American burial grounds discovered in state
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News
New Hampshire law protects African American burial grounds discovered in state
If and when future African American burial grounds are uncovered in New Hampshire, a new state law now explicitly outlines how their discovery should be handled.
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The end of affirmative action – Supreme Court turns back the clock on college access
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Commentary
The end of affirmative action – Supreme Court turns back the clock on college access
The six Supreme Court justices who last week struck down affirmative action in college admissions ignored America’s legacy of slavery and segregation, while the three dissenting justices, all of whom are women, recognized this history of slavery and its continuing effects in colleges.
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Dedham honors Black Civil War vet
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Local News
Dedham honors Black Civil War vet
William Benjamin Gould’s remarkable life, leading from bondage in the antebellum South to a daring escape and service in the Union Navy, was celebrated over Memorial Day weekend with the dedication of a bronze statue in Dedham, the town where he settled and raised his family after the Civil War.
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A bitter legacy: Author Bryan Stevenson on the lasting effects of racism in America
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Arts & Culture
A bitter legacy: Author Bryan Stevenson on the lasting effects of racism in America
Attorney Bryan Stevenson, who chronicled his defense of the unjustly convicted and condemned in his 2014 bestselling memoir “Just Mercy: A Story of Justice and Redemption,” gave a sold-out lecture on March 2 at the Museum of Fine Arts, Boston.
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Report details history of slavery in Roxbury
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News
Report details history of slavery in Roxbury
A new report about the First Church of Roxbury, released Monday, brings new historical perspective about the presence of people of color and enslaved people in colonial Massachusetts.
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