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From Puritans to Catholics: Religion in Boston’s North End

"Old England in New England: Contradictions in the History of Boston's Old North Church"

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With support from: Lowell Institute
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Tuesday, October 10, 2023
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Join Paul Revere House for the second lecture of the Paul Revere House's 2023 Lowell Lecture Series. This 3-part series From Puritans to Catholics: Religion in Boston’s North End examines how shifts in religious traditions impacted cultural expression, demographics, political affiliations and economic status in the North End.

The key speaker is Prof. Jaimie D. Crumley, Assistant Professor, Gender Studies Division and Ethnic Studies Division, University of Utah. This lecture explores the Church of England's interventions in the Puritan North End with Old North's founding in 1723.

Prof. Crumley will also discuss the previously less well-known role of people of color in the Old North Church community during its early days. Presented in partnership with GBH, the Suffolk University History Department, Old North Illuminated, and the North End Historical Society, with funding from the Lowell Institute.

Jaimie Cruwley at North Old Church in Boston
Dr. Jaimie D. Crumley is an Assistant Professor in the Gender Studies and Ethnic Studies at the University of Utah. She has used a number of prestigious fellowships to pursue new research including a study of the people of African and Indigenous descent at Old North Church from 1723 to 1860 and her current work on New England’s Black women abolitionists, theologians, sisters, and friends from 1770 to 1870. Dr. Crumley’s research on Old North is shared in the award-winning video series “Illuminating the Unseen,” produced by Old North Illuminated. She has a PhD in Gender Studies from UCLA.

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