Local African-American history tour

Royall House and Slave Quarters, historic site only blocks from Tufts campus.

Though Fletcher is tucked into three conveniently linked buildings, there’s a whole Tufts University campus outside our front door!  No doubt there are Fletcher students who never feel a need to venture out.  Others will want to use the gym, the main library, or the dining halls.  Or maybe they want to hear a concert or visit a museum (one of my favorite quick trips on campus).  There are plenty of reasons to explore beyond the walls of the Fletcher “complex.”

Even further afield, both on campus and in the surrounding communities, there’s history to be found — as you’d expect for a university situated in one of the oldest cities in the U.S.  Whether you’ll be a student in September or you’re planning a visit to campus, I’d like to point you toward the locations described in this article about a tour of sites important to African-American history.  The compilation of the list of sites was overseen by Tufts faculty members and researchers.  To explore sites further afield, explore the full list here.

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