Jamaica Plain Historical Society

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The Jamaica Plain Historical Society highlights the rich history of the Jamaica Plain neighborhood of Boston.



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Slavery in Jamaica Plain
At least 27 people of African descent were enslaved in Jamaica Plain in the 1700s. Hidden Jamaica Plain will present an overview of slavery in Jamaica Plain, a history that includes land theft, enslavement first of Native Americans and then expansion to people of African descent. Massachusetts Bay was the first colony to legalize slavery in 1641. Chattel slavery existed in Massachusetts at the time of the American Revolution and several Jamaica Plain patriots were also enslavers.
1/28/2024 7:00 PM