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Students at Coolidge Corner School reflect on changes

Students at Coolidge Corner School reflect on changes

Renata Shen, News Editor

October 26, 2018


Filed under News, Showcase

In his 1744 will, Edward Devotion donated his estate to the Town of Brookline. Scattered between land holdings, livestock and household goods, Devotion’s property inventory included a human being. “1 Negrow,” the will said. Devotion valued his slave at 30 pounds sterling, or $38 U.S. Altho...

New task force set to review Devotion’s name due to slaveholding history

New task force set to review Devotion’s name due to slaveholding history

Jackie Perelman, Arts Writing Editor

April 22, 2018


Filed under News

“You just picture a little black kid having to walk into a school with the name of a slaveholder,” Brookline resident Deborah Brown said during an Ad Hoc Task Force meeting on March 27. The Ad Hoc Task Force, a committee open to the public that discusses issues in the community, and led by Helen...

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