Legacy of the 54th Social Justice and the Shaw Memorial

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At a Memorial Day event at the Memorial in 1909, commemorators protested Southern racist laws and violence. “The South will never consider this problem solved until they get the negro back into slavery,” said Rev. B.W. Farris, “and before they do that, the heavens will fall.”

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Newspaper Article. "At Shaw Monument," Boston Herald, June 01, 1909.

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