Massachusetts Historical Society


Challenging Assumptions in Telling Underrepresented History


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

Edgell Library - Framingham History Center

Hidden Brookline Website

Royall House & Slave Quarters

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

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