Labor Day, Monday September 1st Begins Fall Schedule for Walking Tours
There will be a Black Heritage Trail walking tour on Monday, September 1st at 2 p.m. Please meet your Ranger at the Robert Gould Shaw Memorial on Beacon Street.
George and Susan Hillard House- 62 Pinckney Street
The George and Susan Hillard House, located at
In addition, George Hillard was a federal commissioner and
in 1850 this meant that he had to uphold the new Fugitive Slave Law by giving
out arrest warrants to slave catcher.
This law, which did not allow the accused to speak in their own defense,
put all African American in
Note: The George and Susan Hillard House is a private residence and is not open to the public.
Still, William. Underground
Railroad. 1871. Reprint.
Taylor, Anne-Marie. Young Charles Sumner and the Legacy of the
“Historic Resource Study Boston African American National Historic Site” by Kathryn Grover and Janine V. da Silva
Did You Know?
In 1783, Massachusetts became the first state in the country to officially abolish slavery, after two slaves, Elizabeth “Mumbet” Freeman and Qwok Walker, successfully sued in separate cases for their freedom.