When:
Thursday, May 22, 2014 6:00p -
7:00p

Where:
Museum of African American History: Boston Campus
46 Joy St.
Boston, MA 02114

Admission:
$5

Categories:
Lectures & Conferences

Event website:
www.maah.org

In early Colonial Boston, Zipporah Potter Atkins was free when most Africans were enslaved; propertied when most women were not; and had six surnames when surnames were rarely used for people of African descent. Who is this little-known woman whose 17th century house-site recently was designated for a Historic Interpretive Marker on what is now the Rose Kennedy Greenway? Dr. Vivian R. Johnson, retired BU education professor, engaged in a challenging document search uncovering evidence of Atkins' extraordinary life during Boston's first 70 years.

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22/05/2014 18:00:00 22/05/2014 19:00:00 15 Dr. Vivian R. Johnson on “Free, Black and Female: The Zipporah Potter Atkins Story of Homeownership in Colonial Boston” In early Colonial Boston, Zipporah Potter Atkins was free when most Africans were enslaved; propertied when most women were not; and had six surnames when surnames were rarely used for people of Af... Museum of African American History: Boston Campus, Boston, MA 02114 Organizer Organizer e-mail false DD/MM/YYYY Reddit