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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: The Reconstruction Era: History and Legacy / 7 August, 2019

This workshop will explore the era and legacy of Reconstruction in American history and society, from the aftermath of the war to the role it plays in ... | ... of Reconstruction on African American and Native American communities, its civic and legal legacies, memory ...

In: Calendar of Events

Upcoming event: Education: Equality and Access / 11 July, 2019

This program will investigate the history of education access in Massachusetts and the United States, with a particular focus on access to education for ... | ... States, with a particular focus on access to education for African American students. Participants ...

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Upcoming event: Susie King Taylor: A Legacy of Black Womanhood and Historic Preservation / 26 June, 2019

Susie King Taylor was not Sojourner Truth or Harriet Tubman. Although she does not have the notoriety of those two women, her story is no less important. ... | ... the notoriety of those two women, her story is no less important. As the first African American army nurse who ...

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Upcoming event: Immigration Policy in American History / 22 August, 2019

This workshop will explore the long history of immigration policy in the United States and its legacy in politics today. Our discussions will cover the ... | ... Immigration Policy in American History ...

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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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Upcoming event: The Legacy of the China Trade in Massachusetts: Families, Fortunes, & Foreign Luxuries / 30 July, 2019

We live in a society where Chinese-made commodities are a part of everyday life. But dependence on foreign goods is not a modern American phenomenon. The ... | ... on foreign goods is not a modern American phenomenon. The economic, political, and social dimensions of early ...

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Joseph Carpenter and unidentified African American child

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

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Upcoming event: Abigail Adams: Independence and Ideals, Pop-up Display and Talk / 19 July, 2019

Never "an uninterested Spectator" when it came to the American political landscape, Abigail Adams leveraged a wide network of correspondents to discuss ... | ... Never "an uninterested Spectator" when it came to the American political landscape, Abigail Adams ...

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