Special June History Matters Event at the Old South Meeting House
Interracial But Not Integrated: African Americans, Indians, and New England's Colonial Churches
Please join us Wednesday, June 5th at 6:30pm for a special History Matters co-presented by the Congregational Library & Archives and Old South Meeting House-"Interracial But Not Integrated: African Americans, Indians, and New England's Colonial Churches". By attendance at services, being baptized, and taking the Lord's Supper, numerous Native Americans and mostly-enslaved African Americans participated in a substantial number of New England churches between the 1730s and 1790s, including the Old South Meeting House and other Boston churches. They did so despite segregated seating arrangements and prohibitions against voting and holding church leadership positions. Join us to hear Professor Richard Boles share about his research into the religious lives of the African Americans and Native Americans who affiliated with eighteenth-century New England churches.
Please join us on this Wednesday, June 5th, 2019 at 6:30pm. Admission is free, but advance registration is requested.