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May 14, 2012
Erik Jacobs for the Boston Globe
The Robert Gould Shaw Memorial across from the State House on the Black History Trail.
Cassius Cash is the new superintendent of the Boston National Historic Park and the Boston African American National Historic Site.
Cash led a group of tourism officials on a preview tour of a new welcome center at Faneuil Hall in April.
Park Ranger Ryan McNabb and Cash led a Globe reporter on a tour of the Black Heritage Trail.
The Lewis Hayden House was a stop on the underground railroad, where Hayden, a fugitive slave and leading abolitionist, lived.
McNabb showed a picture of Prince Hall, founder of the Prince Hall Masons, in front of the George Middleton House in Beacon Hill.
The state of the art welcome center at Faneuil Hall will open on Memorial Day. The Black Heritage Trail tour will now start here.
One of Cash's first initiatives was to help secure $4 million in federal funding to complete the restoration of the African Meeting House.
Cash in the sanctuary of the African Meeting House. “To me, this place speaks to you,” he said. “You feel the importance of what happened here.”