Categories
Revolutionary Spaces Article

Anthony Burns and The Fugitive Slave Act

The Legacy of Crispus Attucks Part II This post is part of a series of articles originally published by Revolutionary Spaces that explored the legacy of Crispus Attucks, the first victim of the Boston Massacre. These posts were written by students in the Master of Public History program at Northeastern University. Crispus Attucks was an […]

Categories
National Park Service Article

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.