Tuesday, September 21, 2021

Park renamed for former slave, Civil War vet to be dedicated

The town of Dedham, Mass., is making sure a Civil War veteran who was enslaved before he joined the US Navy is not forgotten.

A park will now bear the name of William B. Gould, who was born in 1837 in Wilmington, North Carolina, and escaped in 1862 and served on Federal ships. He died in Dedham at the age of 85. 

The latest chapter in Gould's remarkable legacy will take place this Thursday with the formal dedication of the park. -- Article

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