Mayflower’s 400th sets organizers off on a new journey: To put history right
Originally from The Boston Globe
“Not only is it an opportunity to set the record straight; it invites discussion about history and heritage, whatever your background is,” said D. Brenton Simons, CEO of the New England Historic Genealogical Society, in front of whose headquarters on Newbury Street has been placed a scale model of the Mayflower and figures of a Wampanoag mother and daughter to attract attention to the anniversary.
It’s also surprisingly timely, touching as it does on issues such as migration, the long neglect of women’s roles in history, the treatment of indigenous people, and the relationship between church and state.
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