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A Possible Breakthrough In Parting Ways Museum Controversy


TSM – Eddie Johnson speaks during Mass. Commission Against Discrimination hearing in New Bedford

An attorney representing the town of Plymouth says it welcomes a meeting with an organizating seeking to establish a museum in that town, honoring four black Revolutionary War soldiers.  The four soldiers are buried in the so-called Parting Ways Cemetary in Plymouth. 

Eddie Johnson of New Bedford is a member of the Parting Ways organization.  He told the chairman of the Mass. Commission Against Discrimination on Wednesday, the group had submitted requests to go before the Selectmen on three diffferent ocassions, but never received a response.

But Attorney Greg Pagnini told Chairman Julian Tynes, the town was anxious to meet with the group, and as long as they followed procedures in asking for a meeting, it would happen.  Johnson tells WBSM News, he’ll get the paperwork ready….


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Johnson says its time for younger people to take up the mantle of the Parting Ways heroes.  The group wants to see Plymouth offer the same level of support for a museum, as it does for other historical organizations.

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