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Harvard Square’s Blacksmith House Has Untold Connection to Runaway Slave

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Jean Powers
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“[Mary] Walker was an enslaved woman who fled north to freedom and ended up owning one of the more famous houses in the Boston area. It’s one of the best known houses on Brattle Street in Cambridge, in the heart of Harvard Square, immortalized in poetry by Henry Wadsworth Longfellow, who lived not far away.”

Posted by Jean Powers at 02/23/2012 03:00:00 PM | 


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