This is the Radio Boston rundown for April 27. Tiziana Dearing is our host.
- The Emancipator was the nation's first abolitionist newspaper, founded in 1833 and partially based in Boston. Two hundred years later, The Boston Globe and Boston University's Center for Anti-racist Research brought it back, and brought it forward to today's journalism, today's digital world, today's issues. For its first series, The Emancipator is focusing on the Black racial wealth gap.
- Harvard has come out with a 130-page report that looks unflinchingly at the university's relationship with slavery. It also makes commitments to begin to atone for that history.
- Gloucester is celebrating what it considers its 400th anniversary next year. The Cape Ann Museum is taking the opportunity to highlight the thousands of years of Indigenous history that came before.
- A new exhibit at the Concord Museum, called "Alive with Birds," explores the life and impact of local ornithologist and conservationist William Brewster. Brewster was also the first president of the Massachusetts Audubon Society.
This program aired on April 27, 2022.