RHS History & Justice Lecture Series

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 
eaturing Dr. Karilyn Crockett, Director of Economic Policy and Research, Small Business Development with the City of Boston