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African Americans and the End of Slavery in Massachusetts

African Americans and the End of Slavery in Massachusetts A website from the Massachusetts Historical Society; ... | ... African Americans and the End of Slavery in Massachusetts ...

Upcoming event: Race, Empire, and the Erasure of African Identities in Harvard's "National Skulls" / 17 January, 2019

In 1847, John Collins Warren gave his anatomical collection to the Harvard medical school, including a collection of "national skulls." This paper ... | ... Hammonds, Harvard University. African American History Seminar ...

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Upcoming event: Mourning in America: Black Men in a White House / 21 February, 2019

This paper focuses on the 1980s HUD Scandal, wherein contractors, developers, lobbyists, HUD officials, and others misappropriated billions in federal ... | ... . Of particular interest are the intertwined stories of two African Americans: Samuel R. Pierce, Ronald Reagan's ...

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Upcoming event: Historians and Ethics: The Case of Anne Moody / 18 April, 2019

In the process of conducting research for her book project, Hamlin encountered an ethical conundrum regarding the papers of Anne Moody, author of the ... | ... , Comment: Chad Williams, Brandeis University. African American History Seminar ...

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Upcoming event: Beyond the Boundaries of Childhood: Black Children's Cultural and Political Resistance / 13 March, 2019

This talk examines the lives of African American children in Philadelphia, New York, and Boston during the late-18th to early-20th centuries by focusing ... | ... This talk examines the lives of African American children in Philadelphia, New York, and Boston ...

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Laws of the African Society, Instituted at Boston, Anno Domini 1796

This pamphlet, printed in 1796, outlines the rules of the African Society, a Boston group of African Americans organized to provide a form of health ... | ... of African Americans organized to provide a form of health insurance and funeral benefits, as well ...

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Past event: Marching in the Margins: 19th-Century African American Women in the Civil War / 25 April, 2014

Massachusetts women played a vital role in recruiting, supporting, and caring for the men who fought in the Civil War. Learn more about their heroic ... | ... Marching in the Margins: 19th-Century African American Women in the Civil War ...

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Laws of the African Society, Instituted at Boston, Anno Domini, 1796 [electronic edition]

LAWS OF THE AFRICAN SOCIETY, Instituted at BOSTON, Anno Domini, 1796. BOSTON: PRINTED FOR THE SOCIETY. M,DCCCII. this page is blank The Rules of ... | ... African Americans and the End of Slavery in Massachusetts ...

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Joseph Carpenter and unidentified African American child

... Joseph Carpenter and unidentified African American child ...

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Unidentified African-American woman

... Unidentified African-American woman ...

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