Historic African American site in Massachusetts vandalized with ‘vile’ racist graffiti

A significant historic site in Nantucket, which became a central place for the African community in the 19th century, was vandalized with racist graffiti on Sunday.

The Nantucket Police Department is investigating what it says “appears to be an act of hate directed at persons of color on the island.” Shortly before 7 a.m. on Sunday, police received a call about the spray-painted message at the African Meeting House on York Street. In black paint, the message read “N***** Leave.”

Police say they are interviewing neighbors who may have seen any unusual activity overnight, from Saturday afternoon into Sunday morning. 

Community members in the area gathered to scrub and sand the paint off of the building Sunday morning, according to The Inquirer and Mirror.

The African Meeting House…

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