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Reflections on this week

"This is a time for listening, for understanding, and for action."
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OUR SPECIAL COLLECTIONS

Learn About Our Anti-Slavery Manuscripts

Look through a guide to our anti-slavery manuscripts, as well as a some in-depth posts looking at specific pieces of the collection

RECOMMENDED READING

We Are Pride 2020: 76 Books for Children, Teens, & Adults

We Are Pride is a list of books published in the previous year for all ages concerning the diverse experiences of the LGBTQ+ community.

BLOG POSTS

Remembering Anthony Burns

Remembering the 166th anniversary of one of the most dramatic sequences of events relating to slavery and abolition in Boston’s history.

ONLINE RESOURCES

Guide to Race, Social Justice & Civil Rights

This guide contains resources about race, racism, police violence, privilege, social justice, and civil rights.

Browse new titles, resources, and more!

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