A Conversation on Making Black History Visible in the Walkable Landscape - Shared screen with speaker view
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"A Conversation on Making Black History Visible in the Walkable Landscape"
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Brilliant session! My question: what are the advantages and disadvantages of a tighter integration of the Black history narrative and sites you have described with other historical landscapes like Boston’s Freedom Trail, Concord’s North Bridge area, and the Freedom’s Way Heritage Area places?
To answer Maria Madison's question about how to honor people in place: I would love a geo-tagged audio tour or iPhone app that would bring to life the letters and writings so that we could experience those details of their presence in the context they lived in. Not just a plaque, but a voice that returns them to humanity.
‘Footnotes are not enough’
We are your not too far away neighbors in Needham, Massachusetts and beginning down a road of researching and speaking of the approximately 13 people who were enslaved in our community from 1720 to the period around the Revolution. What is painful is the realization that the first sextion of our First Parish Uu Church came to the church because the Father In Law of our First Minister Jonathan Townsend purchased him. We are currently working towards research and repair!Please speak about how common this practice is of ministers in this colonial period owning human beings in New England. It is spelling to read how widespread this practice was.For Crispus Attacks, there are some who attribute his parents to being from the Natick Praying Indian Community of the Massachuset Tribal Nation because he was from Framingham part of Natick My understanding is Attucks name is "Little Dear'..
This conversation is so rich! Many thanks to the speakers and organizers. Can we hear more about walking as a personal and political practice? How do you see monuments to Black history (and Black presence) shaping not just the landscape but also shaping how people (both Black people and white people) walk through space? And how, by extension, does the walking of Black people through Concord, Boston, and New Hampshire shape those landscapes? Thank you, all!
Thank you so much for this session!! I wish we could continue. I'd love to hear more from the speakers!! <3
Thank you, Ladies. "My Soul is Satisfied"
Visibility and Equity
thank you all! and Michael - this has been a rewarding Thoreau weekend ‘conference’
Thank you Michael, Jerri Anne Maria and Elise You all rock. Thank you audience