1778 - Joseph Tuckerman was born in Boston. He became the first Unitarian minister-at-large to assist the needy. In 1834, he founded the Benevolent Fraternity of Churches in Boston, which became a major influence on the development of professional social work. Read more about Joseph Tuckerman.
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