Interracial But Not Integrated: African Americans, Native Americans, and New England's Colonial Churches
Co-presented by the Congregational Library & Archives and Old South Meeting House
Many Native Americans and mostly-enslaved African Americans participated in New England churches between the 1730s and 1790s, including the Old South Meeting House and other Boston churches. They participated by attending services, being baptized, and taking the Lord's Supper, and did so despite segregated seating arrangements and prohibitions against voting and holding church leadership positions. Join us to hear historian Richard Boles share about his ongoing research into the religious lives of the African Americans and Native Americans who affiliated with 18th-century New England churches.
This program is made possible with funding from the Lowell Institute.
Old South Meeting House (View)
310 Washington Street
Boston, MA 02108
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