Out From the Shadow: A Talk by Maurice Butler

Thu, 02/21/2013 - 6:00pm - 8:00pm

In OUT FROM THE SHADOW: The Story of Charles L. Gittens Who Broke the Color Barrier in the United States Secret Service, author Maurice A. Butler celebrates the life of an ordinary man who dared to do extraordinary things. Gittens, a Cambridge native, was the first African American to become an agent for the United States Secret Service. The biography traces his life as it converged with several remarkable episodes in history.

Maurice Butler grew up in Washington D.C.. He attended Bowdoin College and returned to D.C., where he was a public school teacher, varsity coach and administrator for thirty-five years.

This event is co-sponsored by the Cambridge African American Heritage Alliance.

At the Cambridge Historical Society 159 Brattle Street Cambridge, Mass