Thank you to all who joined us for an engaging tour through Central Square with intern Amelia Zurcher!
This tour looked at Central Square and its surrounding neighborhoods as sites of tremendous social and political activity, where activists sought to achieve visions of affordable housing and food, equal representation, civil rights, and global peace. Through exploration of settings of debate, protest, community service, and organizing, both past and ongoing, the walking tour traced histories of activism in Central Square from the 1960s and 1970s to the present era to understand how this area has historically sparked and supported such community efforts.
- Thursday, July 25, 6:00-8:00 PM
- Saturday, July 27, 10:00 AM-12:00 PM
Amelia Zurcher is a 2019 graduate of the history master’s program at the University of Massachusetts Amherst, where she studied public history and early American history. With a great interest in urban histories of community engagement, Amelia is eager to share the many fascinating stories of local activism that she has discovered in Central Square.