Petition To change Maverick Squares name.

Petition To change Maverick Squares name.

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June 13, 2022
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Started by Naomi H

People need to know the history of Samuel Maverick, and why Maverick Square shouldn't be named after him. His name does not represent our community's values or beliefs. Changing Maverick Squares name will impact my community because they need to know who they're representing. Samuel Maverick info check : Samuel Maverick was the first slave owner in massachusetts, he was also an Anglican and royalist. He then moved to New York because the people of east boston did not like him or interacted with him often. Wikipedia summary: Samuel Maverick ( c. 1602—c. 1670) was one of the first colonists to settle in the Massachusetts Bay Colony. Arriving ahead of the Winthrop Fleet, Maverick became one of the earliest settlers, one of the largest landowners and one of the first slave-owners in Massachusetts. 

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