Boston’s “Freedom’s Trial” Tour Focuses on 19th Century African American Community

I’m a little bit late reporting on this one due to a vacation absence but if you are going to be in Boston for the Fourth of July festivities, the African American National Historic Site [(617) 742-5415] is holding three 90 minute walking tours of significant black historical sites in Boston.  The tour begins at Faneuil Hall and through downtown Boston and Beacon Hill.  Topics include “…education, suffrage, and religious worship.  Stops include the site of abolitionist Prince Hall’s Freemason lodge for blacks and the spot where William Lloyd Garrison gave a resounding anti-slavery speech.” 

There are only two times remaining for this specialized tour (the third was June 30th):  July 2nd and July 4th.  Reservations are recommended and can be made by calling 617-742-5415.  Both tours start at 11a.m.  They are led by Horace Seldon who taught for 26 years at Boston College on the history of racism in the United States. 

link:  http://www.boston.com/news/local/articles/2008/06/29/walking_tour_eyes_black_struggle/

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