Puritans, christian Indians, King Philip’s War, Black slavery, abolitionist movement, and more: three centuries of history of Natick and Southern New England!
A Puritan from England, John Eliot emigrated to America in 1631. Settled in Roxbury, he preached to the Natives of Southern New England and formed several Praying Towns for his Indian converts, Natick being the first.
His missionary work was a success, but King Philip’s War would shatter his future with the Natives.
PART TWO: THE BLACK SLAVES, THE INDUSTRIAL REVOLUTION AND HENRY WILSON
Officially, the African slaves were brought to Massachusetts in 1638. They intermarried with Native Americans, creating a new demography in Southern New England.
African Americans from Natick fought the Revolutionary War and the Civil War. Natick was also home to prominent abolitionists like Harriet Beecher Stowe, author of Uncle Tom’s cabin, and Henry Wilson, a cobbler who later became vice-President of the United States.
June 2012 : Morse Institute Library of Natick
June 2012: Roxbury International Festival
July 2012: Framingham History Center
November 2012: Sudbury Grange Hall
March 13, 2013: Iron Work Farm – Acton
April 10, 2013 : Museum of African American History Boston
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