charlotte forten

April 16, 2021
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Recognizing Historic Black Excellence in Salem with “Women Justice Seekers,” This is Not a Bill

by joeyphoenix
By Joey Phoenix  Everyone knows about Salem’s Witch History, but few realize the significance of its anti-slavery connection with its ties to The Underground Railroad – including a series of smuggling tunnels beneath the city of Salem itself, Frederick Douglass, and the Abolitionist movement of the early to mid 19th century.  Historical research and interpretation over the last few years
April 16, 2021
February 3, 2020
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Celebrate Black History Month North of Boston

by joeyphoenix
Charlotte Forten Grimké (August 17, 1837 – July 23, 1914) was an anti-slavery activist, poet, and educator and the first African-American person to teach white students in a Salem, MA public school. “Almost always, the creative dedicated minority has made the world better.” —Martin Luther King, Jr. February is Black History Month and Black History is everyone’s history. Here are some of the events
February 3, 2020
September 26, 2019
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Charlotte Forten Park Dedication Ceremony – Photos

by cns2020
The city of Salem dedicated and named Charlotte Forten Park at 289 Derby St. in Salem, MA on September 20, 2019. The park has been under development for two years, the result of long placemaking discussions between the City of Salem, Salem Main Streets, the Salem Public Space Making Project – led by Claudia Paraschiv, Creative Collective, and other city
September 26, 2019