This question is from Barbara Brown of Hidden Brookline. The Friends of Brookline's Old Burying Ground are planning to place markers in the cemetery to mark and honor the enslaved buried there. At this point, we have confirmed 10 enslaved people as buried in the cemetery, with 8 out of the 10 listed as buried … Continue reading Question: How likely is it that enslaved people in 18th-century MA were buried with their enslavers?
Crowdsourcing History A question from Barbara Brown of Hidden Brookline Was Senator George Cabot (1752-1823) an enslaver? If so, then his name should be added to the Washington Post’s list (1/10/22) of 1,700+ known enslavers who served in the U.S. House or Senate. As Cabot lived in Brookline, Hidden Brookline: Slavery & Freedom would also … Continue reading Query: Was Senator George Cabot (1752-1823) an enslaver?