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Thu, Jan 26

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Cambridge Public Library - Lecture Hall

The Cambridge Black History Project Honors Black Trailblazers

This is a hybrid in-person/online event hosted by the Cambridge Black History Project and Cambridge Public Library. Register to attend. You can register by visiting: https://cambridgeblackhistoryproject.org/

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The Cambridge Black History Project Honors Black Trailblazers
The Cambridge Black History Project Honors Black Trailblazers

Time & Location

Jan 26, 2023, 6:00 PM – 8:30 PM

Cambridge Public Library - Lecture Hall, 449 Broadway, Cambridge, MA 02138, USA

About the event

The Cambridge Black History Project Honors Black Trailblazers 

In-Person / Online

You can register by visiting: https://cambridgeblackhistoryproject.org/

Reception: 6-7 pm 

Talk:  7-8 pm  

Join us to celebrate the official launch of CBHP’s new series of Trailblazer Bookmarks, which honors the extraordinary lives of Black Cantabrigians whose accomplishments have often been overlooked. An evening of music, mingling, and discussion will salute these individuals whose influence reaches far beyond our city limits. Eight new bookmarks will be unveiled:

Barbara Ward Armstrong, Artist, Musician, Creator Olive Benson, Innovative Hair-Care Entrepreneur Calvin Burnett, Daring Artist and Gifted Teacher Dr. June Christmas, Pioneer in Public Health Dr. Cheryl Townsend Gilkes, Faith and Action Johnny Hodges, Jazz Saxophonist Extraordinaire Kittie Towle Knox, Cycling Pioneer and Champion Racer Gus Solomons Jr., Contemporary Dancer, Innovator, Mentor

The opening reception will feature music by jazz and classical musician Joel LaRue Smith, followed by a program recognizing these and other remarkable individuals.  Free illustrated bookmarks will be available. Registration is required.

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