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January 29

The Second Church in Boston, 1845

1861 – Florida Yates Ruffin Ridley was born in Boston, Massachusetts. She became the second African-American teacher in the Boston public schools. She and her husband lived in Brookline and joined Second Unitarian Church. She founded the Society of Descendants, Early New England Negroes.

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