Event announcement from the Rose F. Kennedy Greenway Conservancy:
All are invited to join the Greenway Conservancy, the Heritage Guild, and the Museum of African American History for the unveiling of an interpretive historic marker next Tuesday, May 20th at 1:15 p.m. in the North End Parks on the Greenway.
The marker celebrates Zipporah Potter Atkins, the first woman of African descent to sign her initials to a deed and purchase land in Boston. When the property was acquired in 1670 it was in close proximity to the Mill Creek and the Grist Mill. Today, the original property boundary sits within the Rose Kennedy Greenway along the historic Freedom Trail. To recognize its significance, the Greenway Conservancy has worked in partnership with the Heritage Guild and the Museum of African American History to site an engraving at the modern day location of Zipporah’s property.
On Tuesday we will gather, rain or shine, at the Corner of Salem Street foot path & Surface Artery to celebrate Zipporah with a few words from Dr. Vivian R. Johnson, researcher, and Adelaide Cromwell, President of The Heritage Guild. Attached is an invitation for the event that has been distributed by our partners.