The Museum of Fine Arts, Boston, was built on Native land, obscuring what had previously existed on this site. Black and Native narratives have long been erased or buried, as forces of urbanization and gentrification make visible only the top layer of a deep history of Boston and New England. Join us for a conversation as we explore the ways that this place and the people who have called it home—especially those with ancestral connections to the area—have shaped each other.
Dr. Kerri Greenidge, director of American Studies, Tufts University, and co-director of the African American Trail Project at the Center for the Study of Race and Democracy
Dr. Jean O’Brien (White Earth Ojibwe), Distinguished McKnight University Professor of History at the University of Minnesota, and author of Firsting and Lasting: Writing Indians Out of Existence in New England
Elizabeth Solomon (Massachusett at Ponkapoag), elder of the Massachusett tribe and director of administration at Harvard T. H. Chan School of Public Health
This event is being held in conjunction with “Garden for Boston.”
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