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Freedom Trail Stories Part 2  

We'll explore two more sites on Boston's Freedom Trail: the Old State House and the Old South Meeting House. The Old State House is famous for its role in the aftermath of the Boston Massacre, and the Old South Meeting House is well known as the place where angry protesters gathered to carry out the Boston Tea Party. However, there are many more stories associated with these sites. We'll look at the fascinating stories of the buildings themselves, and then explore the stories of people associated with them. They include: James Otis, Jr., a brilliant orator who led opposition to British policies while battling mental illness; Dr. Joseph Warren, a very influential patriot leader who tragically was killed at the battle of Bunker Hill; and Phillis Wheatley, a slave who became the first published African American poet. It is not necessary to take Freedom Trail Stories Part 1 before taking this course, since the two courses focus on different sites and different people.

 

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