Framingham History Center puts spotlight on Black, Native American stories from 1600 to 1800


FRAMINGHAM — In 18th century Connecticut, Joane Jackson was an enslaved person while her husband, John, was free.
He purchased her freedom after her master died, and for about 15 years they lived together freely. Then, as an inheritance dispute erupted within her enslaver’s family, she was kidnapped and illegally forced back …..


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