October 15: Brookline’s Hidden History of Slavery and Freedom: A Walking Tour

map of properties that owned slaves in 1746 in Brookline, Massachusetts

This lively 90-minute tour visits three sites to tell the history and stories of slavery and freedom.

We begin at Town Hall where participants look for evidence of slavery that is hidden, but in plain sight. The walk continues to an Underground Railroad house to hear the story of a person sheltered here after a daring escape to freedom. Justice seekers Black & white are highlighted.

The walk ends with a story of restorative justice at the Old Burying Ground on Walnut St. While the walk isn’t strenuous, participants can easily drive the distances from Town Hall to the 2 sites on Walnut Street. Young people ages 12 up are most welcome.


Time: 1:00pm – 2:30pm

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