Framingham Library & History Center Team Up For Framingham, Slavery, & The Civil War Event

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FRAMINGHAM – The Framingham Public Library and the Framingham History Center has teamed up for A Town Divided: Framingham, Slavery, and the Civil War with Mary McNeil on Thursday June 17.

Despite the fact that slavery had been effectively abolished since the 1780s, Framingham, like many other New England towns and cities, maintained a complicated relationship to slavery and abolition throughout the 19th century, according to the organizers.

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 Framingham History Center’s archives.

Register at by 5pm on June 17 for the 7 p.m. virtual event on Zoom.



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