Activists propose Faneuil Hall be renamed to commemorate Crispus Attucks, black man killed during 1770 Boston Massacre

Boston’s Faneuil Hall has served as a home for civic rhetoric from the time colonists congregated to talk about freedom from the British. But the site known as the Cradle of Liberty is named after wealthy 18th-century slaveowner Peter Faneuil, much to the chagrin of activists who are planning a boycott.

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