Jesse Brackenbury Picks His Best Bostonians of All Time
Zipporah Potter Atkins
“Boston’s first African-American landowner (male or female) in 1670, and daughter of a slave. Her home was in an area that is now the Greenway’s North End Park.”
“72nd Massachusetts governor and founding board member of the Rose Kennedy Greenway Conservancy.”
“Philanthropist and namesake of the Rose Fitzgerald Kennedy Greenway.”
“Forefather of landscape architecture and designer of Boston’s Emerald Necklace.”
“Former Massachusetts transportation secretary and champion of Big Dig open space requirements that led to the Greenway.”
Whom would you choose? Help us pick the Best Bostonians of all time.