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Worcester Slaves

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Boston is well-known as a major stop on the Underground Railroad that brought freed slaves to the North before the Civil War. The history of former slaves in Massachusetts' second-largest city, Worcester, is not so well known.

But in the early 1800s, Worcester was a hub for freed blacks who were drawn to the politically and socially active African-American community there.

WBUR's Delores Handy has more.

This program aired on July 2, 2008. The audio for this program is not available.

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