The Past & Present of Black Boston – CANCELED

Join Mary McNeil, research assistant for Tufts University’s African American Trail Project, for a lively discussion about the rich history of Black Boston. Mary will introduce attendees to the work that the African American Trail Project is up to before discussing a few sites of interest in the greater Boston area. Copies of the African American Trail Project’s map will also be made available to attendees.

Mary McNeil is a Ph.D. candidate in the American Studies Program at Harvard University. Her dissertation examines Black, Native, and Afro-Native relationships and claims to land in Boston during the Black Power/Red Power era. Presently, she is also a research assistant for Tufts University’s African American Trail Project, and a fellow in Tufts’ Mellon-Sawyer 2019-2020 fellowship, Defamiliarizing the Family: Genealogy and Kinship as Critical Method.

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Saturday, March 14, 2020

3:30 pm - 4:30 pm


Brookline Village - Hunneman Hall
361 Washington Street, Brookline, MA 02445, United States


Hunneman Hall is located on the second floor of the Brookline Village Library. To access, use one of the main entrances, which are equipped with ramps and door openers, followed by the elevator in the atrium. This venue is equipped with assistive listening transmitters and devices, available upon request.

Need aids or accommodations? Email our administration team or give us a call at 617-730-2360 for more information.

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