The Lost Syrian Neighborhood In Boston, Part 1


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Boston, Massachusetts, was once home to one of the first major Syrian communities in the United States, starting in the 1890s. This was at a time when Syrians fought to be classed as “white” to gain citizenship. Though no physical traces of “Syriantown” remain, the memory of the vibrant community lives on in one of its last surviving residents: Olivia Waishek.

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