[video] The Genealogy of African America & Anti-Blackness in Boston

This illustrated talk will draw ideas from almost four centuries of hidden black life to uncover how it “mattered” at the birth of Boston and its continuity.  Along the way, we’ll discover what connects a “disdain” singing breeding victim in 1638 (Noddles Island); a fire setting servant in 1723 (downtown wharves); an Appeal writer in 1829 (West End); and a murder case lineup suspect in 1989 (Mission Hill).

Joel Mackall (@reidren) is a local historian, teacher, museum & tour operator (www.reidren.com) based in David Walker City.

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