Thursday, March 21, 2019 6:30PM
Though arguably America's most historic city, Boston also has its share of little-known events. Our colonial past saw riotous mobs celebrating their hatred of the pope in an annual celebration called Pope's Night; William Monroe Trotter, champion of civil rights at the turn of the last century, published the independent African American newspaper the Boston Guardian; In 1991, a centuries-long turf war played out on the streets of quiet Chinatown, ending in the massacre of five men in a back alley. In her new book, author and historian Dina Vargo shines light on the cobwebbed corners of Boston's hidden history.
- Jamaica Plain Branch Library, 30 South Street, Jamaica Plain, MA 02130
- Boston, Suffolk County, MA (Greater Boston)
- contact: 617-524-2053
- web: www.bpl.org
- cost: Free