Your humble hosts weren’t able to sit down together and record a full episode this week. However, we wouldn’t want you to have to go a whole week without hearing from us. So here’s a brief look at what happened this week in Boston history.
- Maybe you’d like to visit John F Kennedy’s birthplace in honor of his 100th birthday.
- An account of the arrival of four white settlers on the Charles River, about a month before John Winthrop’s fleet arrived.
- Stock car racing at Readville Racetrack
- Mary Dyer was executed for being a Quaker in Boston, after being expelled for her role in the Antinomian Controversy
- Mel King’s book Chain of Change: Struggles for Black Community Development includes a chapter on the Mothers for Adequate Welfare protest and police riot at Grove Hall.