BOSTON (WHDH) - The City of Boston’s archaeology program began to dig for history in the South End this week.
The group is digging in the yard of the headquarters of the League of Women for Community Service, and said they have already found a few small items, including a bone.
“We’re excited with the things that have been found so far,” Adrienne Benton, one of the LWCS board members, said. “So we’re hoping this site will yield a lot of information and evidence for us to use, to inform about what was happening here in this part of Boston.”
According to their website, the LWCS is among the country’s oldest continuing Black women’s clubs, working to undertake educational and charitable work. One notable resident of the LWCS building was Coretta Scott King, the website said, who resided, and met Martin Luther King Jr., there while studying at the New England Conservatory of Music.
The City of Boston said the dig aims to “find out more about the lives and activities of the two families who lived at the home and the early League History.” Archaeologists are also looking for any evidence in support of the oral history that the house was once a stop on the Underground Railroad.
The dig will continue throughout the month of October, and the public is invited to volunteer on a dig by signing up for updates.
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