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What an '18th century fidget spinner' reveals about Boston's slavery ties12:14
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Historians say an 18th-century toy dug up near Faneuil Hall carries a difficult story about Boston's ties to slavery. (Courtesy Boston Archaeology)
Historians say an 18th-century toy dug up near Faneuil Hall carries a difficult story about Boston's ties to slavery. (Courtesy Boston Archaeology)

Boston's city archaeologist, Joe Bagley, tells us about the 2011 discovery of a toy from the 18th century near Faneuil Hall. The city is currently working to design an exhibit about Boston's involvement in the slave trade featuring the toy and several other objects. The exhibit aims to open on Juneteenth of 2023.

This segment aired on May 24, 2022.

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