Legacy of the 54th Social Justice and the Shaw Memorial

Item contributed by National Parks of Boston

Religious leaders gathered at the Memorial to launch the “love thy neighbor” campaign in 1979 to combat the ongoing and explosive racial divide in Boston. In keeping with the move toward racial healing, as well as to address ongoing issues with the monument related to vandalism and acid rain, local leaders formed the Committee to Save the Shaw/54th Regiment Memorial in the early 1980s.

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Newspaper Article. "Boston service launches 'love thy neighbor' campaign," Springfield Union, November 20, 1979.

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