Rebecca Stone Byrd from UNC Charlotte will deliver a talk on the life and legacy of Susie King Taylor, including her connection to Roxbury.
May 15 at 6:30pm
First Church in Roxbury
10 Putnam Street
The Susie King Taylor Memorial Project seeks to honor the life and legacy of Ms. Susie King Taylor, through an updated headstone and a More-Than-a-Dash Tag. It also seeks to officially commemorate her life with a stone renewal ceremony at Mt. Hope Cemetery in Mattapan, MA where she is currently laid to rest. This project will provide the community at large an opportunity to honor and celebrate her contributions to the Civil War and cement her stamp on African American History.
This event is free and all are welcome.
May is Preservation Month in the City of Boston. In conjunction with the Landmarks Commission, the Roxbury Historical Society will be opening the historic Cochituate Standpipe at the top of Fort Hill in Highland Park.
Learn about how this water tower once served the city of Boston & climb to the top and see the great view. Former State Representative Byron Rushing and former director of the Waterworks Museum Marcis Kempe will speak about its history and explain how the standpipe functioned.
This event is free and all are welcome.
Sunday, May 5 from 3-5pm
City Archaeologist Joe Bagley and the City of Boston Archaeology program are currently digging at the Shirley-Eustis House! They are hoping to find the original foundation of the Mansion, particularly the location of the winter kitchen, and also privies. The dig started on October 1st and is expected to last for about two or three weeks.
Check out these panoramic, interactive photos of the dig site.
More information here.
As part of Boston Preservation Month there will be a walking discussion in Highland Park/Fort Hill to discuss how the neighborhood has grown and changed over its long history in terms of urban form and social dynamics.
Led by Curtis Perrin and Barry Gaither. Meet at 11AM, Saturday, May 26 at the Hubway/BlueBikes station out front of Roxbury Crossing T Station.
Please RSVP to firstname.lastname@example.org All are welcome, and this event is free and should last about 2 hours.
Don’t miss the History and Justice Lecture Series co-sponsored by the Roxbury Historical Society and the Unitarian Universalist Urban Ministry.
First Church in Roxbury – 10 Putnam Street, Eliot Square,
Roxbury, MA 02119
Community dinner at 6 PM. Lecture at 6:30 PM.
Free and open to the public.
January 9, 2017 – Abolition and Slavery in Roxbury
With State Rep. Byron Rushing
Feb 13-The Roxbury Defenders
Learn the history of this group founded by attorneys in 1971 to defend people in Roxbury accused of crimes, and to provide legal advice to those who needed it.
Four former members of the Roxbury Defenders who later all became prominent judges will participate. The Honorable Leslie Harris, Associate Justice, Suffolk Juvenile Court (Roxbury) (retired),
the Honorable Geraldine Hines, Associate Justice, Supreme Judicial Court (retired), the Honorable Roderick Ireland, Chief Justice, Supreme Judicial Court (retired) and the Honorable Milton Wright, First Justice, Roxbury Division, Boston Municipal Court (retired)
March 13 – Stopping a Highway:
The story of how an unlikely multiracial coalition of urban and suburban residents, planners, and activists emerged to stop an interstate highway
Featuring Dr. Karilyn Crockett, Director of Economic Policy and Research, Small Business Development with the City of Boston
A hearing for the landmarking of Henry Hampton’s house at 88 Lambert Ave. will be held at Boston City Hall, 9th Floor, at 6PM on Tuesday, June 27. Entry to City Hall at night is via the back entry on the Congress Street side (facing Fanueil Hall).
88 Lambert Ave. was the base of operations for Hampton’s studio Blackside as well as being his residence. Hampton won several Emmy awards and is famous for his documentary “Eyes on the Prize,” which is credited with shifting the narrative on Civil Rights from victimization to strength. He was a vital presence in the community for many years.
The house is also important as an excellent piece of architecture dating from the Regency period in the 1830s. It was designed by the notable early American architect Richard Bond.
This house is of National importance because of its association with the Civil Rights movement.
Public attendance at the hearing will show that the community is committed to saving this house.
A conversation with Callie Crossley of 89.7 WGBH and Honorable Judge Leslie Harris about the historical 88 Lambert Avenue estate in Roxbury, a former residence of Henry Hampton and the Harris Family.
The discussion will also explore the early years of Blackside, Inc. production company of Eyes on the Prize founded by Mr. Hampton and established in Roxbury.
Thursday, June 8th, 2017 | 6:30 pm
First Church in Roxbury 10 Putnam St. Roxbury, MA
Co-Sponsors: Haley House Bakery Cafe & The Unitarian Universalist Urban Ministry
Roxbury Community School, Highland Park Free School and the New School for Children were independent schools founded by parents to provide their children with an excellent education when the Boston Public Schools were failing them. What does the independent school experience offer in light of today’s educational challenges. Parents, teachers and students will share their experiences. Please rsvp click here.
Hosted by Haley House Bakery Café (12 Dade Street) in partnership with the Roxbury Historical Society
Date: Wednesday, March 30, 2016
Time: 5pm (dinner) 7pm (program)
Location: Haley House Bakery Cafe, 12 Dade Street