Slave Legacy History Coalition
The Slave Legacy History Coalition is a consortium of individuals, organizations, and institutions engaged in the preservation of the history of enslaved people in the Cambridge, Boston communities and beyond. The Slave Legacy History Coalition was established in the fall of 2021 by the Lloyd Family descendants of Tony, Cuba, and Darby Vassall, whose enslavers endowed the first law professorships at Harvard University, which eventually became Harvard Law School.
The Slave Legacy History Coalition was established to build a pathway forward for our family, other families who are descendants of slaves, and the general public to connect to the vast repositories of slave legacy history in the Boston and Cambridge communities.
The mission of the Slave Legacy History Coalition is to provide easier access to information and resources on the legacy of slavery before and after emancipation for the families of slave descendants and the general public.
"Connecting the spokes on the wheel of slavery".
Lloyd Family Trust
Past Slave Legacy History Coalition Presenters
Dr. Kerri Greenidge
Richard L. Taylor
Historian, Businessman & Rhodes Scholar
Dr. Robert Bellinger
Historian & Educator
Boston Public Library
Virtual talk by Dennis and Egypt Lloyd hosted by the Boston Public Library: "The Descendants of Darby Vassall on the Legacy of Slavery and Freedom" https://youtu.be/Zm2Y9OKC4VA
Dr. Cristine Hutchinson-Jones
First Church in Cambridge (Juneteenth)
Ceremony at the Old Burial Ground honoring the enslaved persons who are buried there.
Participant: Lia Thomas -Lloyd
Participant: Noel Manuel-Lloyd
Participant: Beverly Parks-Lloyd
Participant: Egypt Lloyd
Participant: Dennis Lloyd
University of Virginia Landscape of Slavery
Panelist: Dr. Cristine Hutchinson-Jones (Harvard University)
Panelist: Dr. Alexandria Russell
Panelist: Dennis & Egypt Lloyd
”Here Lies Darby Vassall”
Tour of Henry Vassall & Penelope Royall House
Cambridge Historical Commission
"Here Lies Darby Vassall" Film Premier
Christ Church Cambridge
WBUR 90.9 Radio Interview (NPR Radio)
Here Lies Darby Vassall' installation honors the life of anti-slavery advocate and activist
Host: Tiziana Dearing
Christopher Beagan - Longellow House
Egypt Lloyd - Slave Legacy History Coalition
Dennis Lloyd- Slave Legacy History Coalition
Nicole Piepenbrink/Dennis & Egypt Lloyd
"Here Lies Darby Vassall"
Public Talk at Longfellow House
National Center of Afro-American Artists
Cambridge Black History Project
"Hidden Figures: A glimpse of 20th and 21st Century Black Cambridge"
Chandra Salvi Harrington
Harvard & the Legacy of Slavery: Tour Experience
Dr. Alexandria Russell (Harvard University)