Stories Impossible to Tell, Part 2 -Feb 10

Join Dan Smith and other church leaders for a light lunch and a time of small group conversation about First Church’s slaveholding past. We will be discussing a second narrative from “Stories Impossible to Tell: Meditations on the History of Slaveholding at First Church Cambridge.” These short pieces were written by James Ramsey, Intern at First Church during the Summer of 2018, in connection with Dan’s sabbatical project. On December 4 we explored the story of Cicely, a 15-year-old enslaved person who was owned by our fifth minister, Rev. William Brattle, and now is buried in the Old Burying Ground outside of First Parish. On February 10 we will focus on Titus, “a man of the Wampanoag nation” who was enslaved by Harvard President and First Church member Benjamin Wadsworth. If you’d like to read these narratives in advance, you can find them here.

Where: Sunday, February 10, 12:30 – 2:00 p.m.

When: Margaret Jewett Hall

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