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Hopkins, for whom town was named, was slaveowner

Hopkins, for whom town was named, was slaveowner

It seems unlikely that any of Hopkinton’s statues would face the same fate as those of controversial historical figures across the country — torn down by protesters or removed by local governments and stashed away. Hopkinton’s statues — paying tribute to the World War...

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Hopkinton’s history includes slavery

Hopkinton’s history includes slavery

Editor’s note: This article originally appeared in the Hopkinton Independent on Feb. 25, 2016. Most people associate slavery with the Deep South, where the economy until the Civil War relied on enforced labor to pick cotton and tobacco. But slavery was common around...

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