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Mon, 08.08.1796

The Boston African Society is Established

*On this date, in 1796, the Boston African Society was established. It started with forty-four members; they were a group of Blacks that provided a form of health insurance and funeral benefits, as well as spiritual fellowship and brotherhood, to its members.

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She stood hanging wash before the sun and occasionally watched the kids gather acorns from the trees, and when her husband came, complaining about the tobacco spit on him they... MIGRATION by Carole Gregory Clemmons.
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