Ghosts of the Civil War
Boston’s role in the abolitionist movement is barely visible
Walking around Boston, we see high-profile sites reminding us that Boston basically started the American Revolution: the Boston Massacre site, the Old State House, Faneuil Hall. But we rarely recognize the places once famous in this city’s equally important role in the abolitionist movement that led to the Civil War. We should commemorate the 150th anniversary of that war by erecting interpretive signs at neglected Civil War sites and monuments.