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Kirsten Alexander, who grew up in Jamaica Plain and Brookline, Massachusetts, during the 1970s, discusses the racial climate in the Boston Public Schools during that time period. The interview covers her family’s community activism and support of…

Lewis Finfer, a community organizer with neighborhood and citywide groups in the Boston area, discusses the impact of the 1974 Garrity decision, which resulted in some students being bused from one Boston neighborhood to another with the goal of…

Patricia Kelly, an administrator and former teacher in the Boston Public Schools, discusses her experiences as an African American teacher in the aftermath of the 1974 Garrity decision, which required students to be bused between Boston neighborhoods…

In this interview, Byron Rushing, a Massachusetts state representative and co-founder of Boston’s Museum of Afro-American History, reflects on Congressman John Joseph Moakley’s involvement in the preservation of sites that are significant in the…

Robert A. Bellinger, a professor in Suffolk University’s history department and director of the Black Studies program, discusses his areas of expertise, his experiences in Africa, and his thoughts on Pan-Africanism and the relationship between…

Thomas Vreeland Jones (JD 1915) was one of the first African Americans to graduate from Suffolk University Law School. Jones was also a veteran of WWI. his family, friends and the Black American Law Students Association at Suffolk University Law…

Pictured: Charles Olmstead, Inez Patten, Keith George, Eugent Herrington, Richard S. Brown

An activist in the civil rights movement, Bond served as publicity director for the Student Non-Violent Coordinating Committee (SNCC), as chairman of the National Association for the Advancement of Colored People and as first president of the…

Suffolk University basketball player Eldridge Moore of Suffolk University, named to the Greater Boston All-Star basketball squad which played in the N.E. All-Stars in a Hall of fame game

Ivorey Cobb, a 1960 Suffolk University Law School graduate became the first African American to be appointed as a judge in New Hampshire in 1964.
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