Past and present SJC law clerks are invited for light refreshments on Wednesday, June 1 at 5:30pm at our annual meeting, where we will welcome author Barbara F. Berenson to speak about her latest book, Boston and the Civil War: Hub of the Second Revolution.
At this year’s Annual Meeting, the Society will welcome author Barbara F. Berenson. She will discuss her latest book, Boston and the Civil War: Hub of the Second Revolution. The book explains how Boston, for the second time, changed the fate of the nation. Inspired by their Patriot forefathers and nurtured in the nation’s “cradle of liberty,” Boston’s abolitionists sparked a Second American Revolution – this one intended to force the nation to live up to the promises of liberty and equality contained in the Declaration of Independence.
Berenson is the author of Walking Tours of Civil War Boston: Hub of Abolitionism, an official Guidebook of the Freedom Trail Foundation (2011, 2nd ed. 2014). She is co-editor of Breaking Barriers: The Unfinished Story of Women Lawyers and Judges in Massachusetts (2012). Her next book will focus on the Woman Suffrage movement in Massachusetts. A graduate of Harvard College and Harvard Law School, Berenson works as a senior attorney at the Massachusetts Supreme Judicial Court.
Adams Courthouse, Conference Suite, 2d Floor