ADVERTISEMENT |  REMOVE ADS

66 Phillips Street/86 Pinckney Street

Both of these houses were occupied by abolitionists and African-American families in the 1800s.
Grades:
6 |
7 |
8 |
9
Holidays:
CREATE NEW FOLDER
Cancel

66 Phillips Street/86 Pinckney Street


66 Phillips Street

66 PhillipsHarriet and Lewis Hayden House
Lewis Hayden was born into slavery in 1811 in Lexington, KY. He escaped to Detroit, and then moved to Boston. In Boston, he and his wife Harriet became leaders in the abolitionist movement. When the Fugitive Slave Act passed in 1850, allowing slave holders to reclaim escaped slaves from Boston, the Hayden home became a major stop on the Underground Railroad.

Legend has it that the Haydens kept kegs of gunpowder under their front steps. When bounty hunters came to the house, they would stand in the doorway holding candles and explain that they would rather drop the candles than give up fugitive slaves.


86 Pinckney Street


John J. Smith House
John J. Smith was born free in Richmond, VA, on November 2, 1820. He moved to Boston in his twenties, where he opened a barber shop. Smith was very involved in abolitionist activities and was a great friend of Senator Charles Sumner. Smith was a member of the Massachusetts House of Representatives in 1868, 1869, and 1872, and lived in this house until 1893. Smith died on November 4, 1906.






86 Pinckney Street



Previous Boston Field Trip: Home Next -->

Your Free Gift

The Ultimate Back-to-School Guide

Teachers are always thinking about their students, but devotion to their progress shouldn’t come at the expense of your own. That’s why we’ve created an “Ultimate Back-to-School Guide” for teachers based on our nine future-ready skill domains.

What you can expect from this guide:

  • Learn 9 ways to become a better teacher by developing a positive mindset.
  • Links to dozens of free resources curated by our experts to help you both in and outside the classroom.
  • Clear steps to improve your teaching and general well-being.

Sign up for a premium membership to get your Ultimate Back-to-School Guide absolutely free!

SIGN UP TO CLAIM YOUR FREE GIFT

ultimate back-to-school guide for teachers

Go Premium

Get unlimited, ad-free access to all of TeacherVision's printables and resources for as low as $2.49 per month. We have a plan for every budget. 

Select a plan

All plans include a free trial and enjoy the same features. Cancel anytime.
Learn more about Premium

Register