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    African American Personalities in 18th-Century New England

    Presented by at Old South Meeting House

    March 21, 2013


    African American Personalities in 18th-Century New England

     Historian Robert Hall will map the lifespans of several dozen 18th and early 19th century African Americans, focusing on several exemplary vignettes situated in the size and geographical distribution of black populations in colonial New England. He will explore the lives of poet Phillis Wheatley, parishioner at Old South Meeting House and the first African-American to publish a book, and Crispus Attucks, a sailor and ropemaker of African and Native American descent who was shot and killed in the Boston Massacre, along with lesser-known figures, including Venture Smith, Elizabeth Freeman, and Onesimus

    Old South Meeting House

    310 Washington Street
    Boston, MA 02108

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    $6 Adults, $5 Seniors/Students, $1 Children, Free to OSMH Museum Members

    Phone: 617-482-6439

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