SOURCE: Boston Globe
Recent instances of racist graffiti in the Boston suburb sparked local government to pass a resolution renouncing any past actions that made it unwelcoming to racial minorities. It is uncertain if Groton was a "sundown town" but it is widely known as a hotbed of Klan activity in the 1920s.
Massachusetts Senators Form Panel To Suggest New State Seal, Which Would Replace Version Native Americans Call Racist
The current seal depicts a Native man standing beneath a disembodied arm and sword, implying violent subjugation of the Indigenous people.
SOURCE: New York Times
“We are changing the narrative at this moment in history,” said Michele Pecoraro, executive director of Plymouth 400. Today, she said, “it is all about a shared history among four nations, that looks at it from that perspective probably for the first time. The Wampanoag involvement is a first. The Netherlands involvement is a first. Those added perspectives offer more of a balanced picture.”
SOURCE: NY Times
The debate in Massachusetts comes at a time of reckoning over the nation’s history.
SOURCE: NY Times
A Tufts University project seeks to make “history more visible” — from slavery to Black Lives Matter — with a map of historic African-American sites in Boston and beyond.
A home in Massachusetts has been in the same family since it was built in the 1600s -- less than 20 years after the Mayflower landed. Though nearly four centuries have passed, one room in the home remains just as it was in the 1600s, with the same hand-hewn floorboards. There are special -- and more expensive -- historic-home insurance policies to protect houses such as this. But they vary in what they'll pay for. You might be able to replace 1775 windows with something close to the real thing, or just historic look-alikes....
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