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Stonewall Celebrates its 5th Anniversary

From Stonewall National Monument’s Website: To celebrate the 5th anniversary of the establishment of Stonewall National Monument, the site invited the public to share ‘What Stonewall Means to Them’ for the We Are Stonewall Arts Festival. We asked our Rangers the same question, and their answers are in the video below. The site also created 15 […]

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Italian Americans at Faneuil Hall

As the Italian population of Boston grew in the late nineteenth and early twentieth centuries, this immigrant group integrated itself into the established Boston community by meeting at Boston’s traditional meeting place: Faneuil Hall.

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Remixing the Revolution

Hip hop’s beats and rhymes take up the unresolved debates and open questions of the American Revolution – How are our voices heard? What should liberty look and sound like? What does it mean to be free? – galvanizing new generations to fight for their own answers to these questions. Watch the recording of this evening of hip-hop performance and conversation with conscious hip-hop artists The Reminders & Tem Blessed, moderated by New York Times bestselling author Adam Bradley.

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The American Anti-Imperialist League at Faneuil Hall

At the turn of the 20th Century, the American Anti-Imperialist League mobilized to protest against what they believed to be the beginnings of an American Empire. Despite originating in Boston and spreading across the country, the League ultimately failed in its objectives.

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Women’s Suffrage at Faneuil Hall

Perhaps no other building in Boston served a more symbolic role in the Boston suffrage movement than Faneuil Hall–‘The Cradle of Liberty.’ In arguing for women’s suffrage, men and women suffragists echoed similar calls for liberty and equality as their forefathers had during the American Revolution.

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Women’s Suffrage at Faneuil Hall

Perhaps no other building in Boston served a more symbolic role in the Boston suffrage movement than Faneuil Hall–‘The Cradle of Liberty.’ In arguing for women’s suffrage, men and women suffragists echoed similar calls for liberty and equality as their forefathers had during the American Revolution.

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Faneuil Hall, the Underground Railroad, and the Boston Vigilance Committees

Long cherished as the “Cradle of Liberty,” Faneuil Hall played an integral role in Boston’s Underground Railroad network. Boston abolitionists used the Hall as a gathering place for meetings, during which they protested against Fugitive Slave Laws and formed Vigilance Committees to assist freedom seekers.