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This Day in Boston History

January 26th, 1990

Elaine Weddington Steward

Photo: Elaine Weddington Steward

On this day, the Boston Red Sox promoted Elaine Weddington, the team's assistant counsel, to Assistant General Manager. This made her the highest ranked African American woman in Major League Baseball.

A graduate of St. John's College and its law school, she would be promoted to be the team's general counsel and vice president -- making her the only woman of color among 134 team vice presidents.

She is active on non-profit boards in Boston, and lives with her family in Sharon.


 


England's Prime Minister never expected this tea tax to cause an outcry, let alone revolution. In 1767, England reduced its property taxes at home. To balance the national budget they needed to find a mechanism for the American colonies to pay for the expense of stationing officials in them. The officials would generate their own revenue by collecting taxes on all imported goods, and once paid affixing stamps on them. This Stamp Tax generated more in the way of protests and smuggling than added revenue.

Religion. Politics. Rebellion. Boston’s pedigree was forged back in England in the midst of religious dissension, where Puritans and Pilgrims sought religious reform, and Cavaliers and Roundheads vied for political power. The question isn't where did Boston get its name – but how.


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