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Hidden History of Boston Book Talk

March 21 @ 6:30 pm - 7:30 pm

Free

Though arguably America's most historic city, Boston also claims its share of little-known events. Our colonial past saw riotous mobs celebrating their hatred of the pope in an annual celebration called Pope's Night; William Monroe Trotter, champion of civil rights at the turn of the last century, published the independent African American newspaper the Boston Guardian; In 1991, a centuries-long turf war played out on the streets of quiet Chinatown, ending in the massacre of five men in a back alley. The cover of the book features Amelia Earhart who got a flying start in Boston. In her new book, author and historian Dina Vargo shines light into the cobwebbed corners of Boston's hidden history.

Dina Vargo is a volunteer docent for Boston by Foot, where she developed an interest for writing off-beat walking tours. She is also the author of Wild Women of Boston: Mettle and Moxie in the Hub.

This program is co-sponsored by the Jamaica Plain Branch of the Boston Public Library and the Jamaica Plain Historical Society.

Details

Date:
March 21
Time:
6:30 pm - 7:30 pm
Cost:
Free
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Website:
www.bpl.org

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Organizer status (we charge $5 for for-profit listings)
Not for profit or community group
Email (will not be used for public posting)
ggrozier@comcast.net

Venue

Jamaica Plain Branch Library
12 Sedgwick St.
Jamaica Plain, MA 02130 United States
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