Join us on Wednesday, June 9, at 7:00 p.m. ET via Zoom for a discussion of the changing geographies of Black Cambridge. This History Café will build on our previous program about the Black community in Revolutionary Cambridge, tracing the threads of the Black experience through the nineteenth, twentieth and twenty-first centuries to the Cambridge of today. We will explore the ways in which the Black community flourished in the decades after independence, as well as the challenges it has faced from socioeconomic, political and geographical racism.

In this program, Dr. Janie Ward, Professor of Education and Director of the Critical Race, Gender and Cultural Studies Institute at Simmons University, will share her research on the history of race and geography in Cambridge. Dr. Ward has completed extensive research on the history of her own Cambridge residence, uncovering a fascinating web of racial, ethnic and socioeconomic factors that have influenced the makeup of her neighborhood and others in Cambridge over the past three centuries.

Thanks to the generous support of the Massachusetts Society of the Cincinnati and a grant from the Bridge Street Fund, a special initiative of Mass Humanities, this program is free and open to the public. Register for the Zoom link: