The Shirley-Eustis House announces Programs on Emancipation and Equality

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The Shirley-Eustis House Announces Programs:

From Emancipation to Equality:

The Unfinished Business of Civil War and Civil Rights

BOSTON, Mass. – The Shirley-Eustis House, 33 Shirley Street, a National Historic Landmark house museum and carriage house in Roxbury, Massachusetts announces two program events in co-sponsorship with The Tracing Center on Thursday, September 26, 2013 from 6:00 to 8:00 p.m. and Saturday, September 28, 2013 from 3:00 to 5:00 p.m.  The Thursday evening program will feature a screening and discussion of the PBS documentary, “Traces of the Trade:  A Story from the Deep North” with James DeWolf Perry, Executive Director of the Tracing Center, DeWolf family member and Emmy-nominated historical consultant to the film.  

The Saturday program, “From Emancipation to Equality:  The Unfinished Business of Civil War and Civil Rights” will mark the 150th anniversary of Emancipation and the 50th anniversary of the March on Washington with this public program.  This program will explore our nation’s racial progress and the work that remains to be done.  How can we better understand the North’s role in slavery, the Civil War, and the civil rights movement?  How can we overcome enduring obstacles to racial healing and equality, and address critical social issues today?  This feature presentation by the Tracing Center will feature a panel of local experts and community members and a wide-ranging audience discussion.

Both of these events are free to the public.  For more information, please contact The Tracing Center at or the Shirley-Eustis House at for more information on the Shirley-Eustis House tours, gardens and history or call 617-442-2275.  You can also become a fan on our Facebook page to stay connected to our events and announcements.

The Shirley-Eustis House, 33 Shirley Street, Roxbury, MA, built in 1747 for Royal Governor William Shirley, was once a sprawling estate of 33 acres. It continues to sit majestically in Roxbury surrounded by beautiful gardens and historic fruit orchards and remains the most imposing and best preserved of the four remaining colonial governors' homes in the United States.