November 5th, 1:00pm - 2:30pm Hosted by Hidden Brookline Sign up here This lively 90-minute tour visits three sites to tell the history and stories of slavery and freedom. We begin at Town Hall where participants look for evidence of slavery that is hidden, but in plain sight. The walk continues to an Underground Railroad … Continue reading Tomorrow! Walking Tour of Slavery & Freedom with Hidden Brookline
Question: How likely is it that enslaved people in 18th-century MA were buried with their enslavers?
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?
Query: Was Senator George Cabot (1752-1823) an enslaver?
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?
Event | Hidden Brookline’s Slavery & Freedom Walking Tour 6/27
Sunday, June 27, 2021 | 10:00-11:30 amMeet at Town Hall, 333 Washington St., Brookline, MAGreat for adults + students from grade 6 or 7 up Led by Barbara Brown, chair of the Hidden Brookline Committee, Office of Diversity Register here through Brookline Adult Ed Much of Brookline's history remains hidden in plain view. This walking tour will visit … Continue reading Event | Hidden Brookline’s Slavery & Freedom Walking Tour 6/27