Hosted by Atlantic Black Box
Thu, Feb 24, 2022, 5:00 PM EST
Next up in our What Happened Here speaker series: A free Black couple move to a town north of Boston and are run out by its residents
In the years when slavery was ending in Massachusetts, the Peterses, a free Black couple, moved to an interior town north of Boston. Concerted opposition from many neighbors made it impossible for them to stay. What do the extensive court papers in this case tell us about town politics, race-based hierarchies, access to the law and citizenship, and the final four years of the African-born poet Phillis Wheatley Peters’s life?