J. L. BELL is a Massachusetts writer who specializes in (among other things) the start of the American Revolution in and around Boston. He is particularly interested in the experiences of children in 1765-75. He has published scholarly papers and popular articles for both children and adults. He was consultant for an episode of History Detectives, and contributed to a display at Minute Man National Historic Park.

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Thursday, July 01, 2010

“Black Bostonians of the Revolution” Walking Tour

The Boston African American National Historic Site is offering a walking tour titled “Black Bostonians of the Revolution” on Saturday, 3 July, starting at 11:00 A.M.:

Join a National Park Service ranger on a guided walking tour to learn about Revolutionary War era leaders such as Prince Hall and Colonel George Middleton and how they and other early African American activists in Boston laid the foundation for the Abolition Movement and the struggle for equal rights. The tour will begin at the Samuel Adams Statue in front of Faneuil Hall and end at the Museum of African American History’s African Meeting House on Smith Court on Beacon Hill.
The tour is scheduled to take 90 minutes. It is free, and open to the public on a first-come, first-served basis. Call 617-742-5415 for more information.

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