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Hidden History of Boston Book Talk
March 21, 2019 @ 6:30 pm - 7:30 pmFree
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.
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