Boston's Old North Church reckoning with its dark past

Through the research of Western Washington University Associate Professor of History Jared Hardesty, one of the iconic landmarks of the American Revolution, Boston's Old North Church of Paul Revere's "one if by land, two if by sea" fame, is coming to grips with a bleaker part of its past: that some of its most important Revolution-era members used the church as a gathering place to plan and carry out an illegal slave-trading ring that spanned the Atlantic from Massachusetts to the plantations of Suriname.

Monday, July 6, 2020