Medford Slavery Memorial Project Reveal

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Medford Slavery Memorial Project Reveal

Medford high school students Jenny Lu and Joe Schmidt and Brooks elementary school students Liam Brady and Jasmine Hagbourne stand next to the Medford Slavery Memorial in Salem Street Burying Ground. Photo credit to Erin Clark for WBUR

 

On Saturday, June 8th, 2019, CCSR students Jenny Lu, Joseph Schmidt, Jasmine Hagbourne, and Liam Brady unveiled the memorial on Salem Street Burying Ground in honor of all the unmarked graves of enslaved people in Medford from over two centuries ago. The unveiling ceremony featured guest speakers and a plethora of journalists, who reported on the project in a series of articles and news segments.

The following links are to a WBUR and WGBH article about the project:

https://www.wbur.org/news/2019/06/09/salem-street-burying-ground-unmarked-graves-slavery-medford-history

https://www.wgbh.org/news/local-news/2019/06/09/memorial-remembers-enslaved-people-buried-in-unmarked-graves-in-medford

 

The project page can be found here: https://medfordccsr.org/index.php/portfolio/medford-slavery-memorial/