Massachusetts Historical Society

Event

Challenging Assumptions in Telling Underrepresented History

At MHS

Cynthia Cowan, Historic Newton; Stacen Goldman, Framingham History Center; Kyera Singleton, Royall House and Slave Quarters; and Barbara Brown, Hidden Brookline

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Too often public history organizations have believed that there were not enough records to give voice to enslaved people and other underrepresented voices from America’s past. This program will feature three projects at historical organizations that have been able to tell the stories of enslaved people. These projects show that with research and persistence, the stories of all of Massachusetts’s residents can be shared.


Sites mentioned in this video:

Durant-Kenrick House and Grounds - Historic Newton
newtonma.gov/government/historic-newton

Edgell Library - Framingham History Center
framinghamhistory.org

Hidden Brookline Website
hiddenbrookline.weebly.com

Royall House & Slave Quarters
royallhouse.org

Online event

Due to rising Covid cases in the area, this event will now be held virtually from 6:00-7:00. Contact programs@masshist.org if you have any questions.

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