A Town Divided: Framingham, Slavery, and the Civil War: A Juneteenth Event
Presented by Mary McNeil, Scholar-in-Residence, Framingham History Center
Despite the fact that slavery had been effectively abolished in Massachusetts since the 1780s, Framingham, like many other New England towns and cities, maintained a complicated relationship to slavery and abolition throughout the 19th century. For this year’s celebration of Juneteenth, join us for a discussion about Framingham’s historical ties to enslavement, including in the state of Texas, where Juneteenth originated. Along the way, learn about related objects in the History Center’s archives.
Please register HERE by 5pm on June 17.