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Retiring Esther Hopkins Honored

Filed under: Around Town by Deb Cleveland at 2:41 pm on March 12, 2005

FRAMINGHAM, MA - Dr. Esther A. H. Hopkins, retiring member of the Board of Selectmen, was honored by the Human Relations Commission of the Town of Framingham and the Board of Selectmen for her long career of public service on Thurs. March 10 in Nevins Hall. In 1999 Dr. Hopkins made history as the first African-American to be elected to the Framingham Board.

Guest speakers included Senator Karen Spilka, Reps Debbie Blumer and Thomas Sannicandro, and Town Manager George King.

Yours for Humanity presented an enactment of the return to Framingham's Harmony Grove of the 19th Century Abolitionist and Women's Rights Activist, Abby Kelley Foster, portrayed by actress Abby Lynne McKenney Lydick.

(Sponsored by the Worcester Women's History Project and the Massachusetts Foundation for the Humanities).

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