Slide 10: African Meeting House

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Boston’s historic African Meeting House was built in 1806 and is the oldest existing black church edifice in the country built primarily by black artisans. The meeting house hosted numerous prominent abolitionists, including William Lloyd Garrison and Frederick Douglass. The Abiel Smith School, which dates to 1835, was the nation's first building constructed for the sole purpose of housing a black public school.


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