Rochester Historical Society Program

The Story of Four Black Patriots of Parting Ways, Wednesday, March 20 at 7:00 pm, East Rochester Church/Museum, 355 County Road, Rochester.

The land of Parting Ways near Plymouth contains the cellar holes of the original settlement and the burial plot of the four Patriots. All four fought in Massachusetts regiments during the Revolutionary War.

Their story will be told by Ken Sutcliffe, retired professor at Massasoit Community College who is a member of the Massachusetts Society Sons of the American Revolution. Ken is Team Leader of the Parting Ways Project of Plymouth, which  is working to bring recognition to these four men and this unique place where four Revolutionary soldiers established one of the first free black settlements.

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