The Cambridge Black History Project

Here to Share & Illuminate Black History

The CBHP: A Work of Love

The Cambridge Black History Project is an all-volunteer organization of individuals having deep roots in Cambridge. We are committed to researching, accurately documenting, preserving and illuminating the journeys, accomplishments and challenges of Black Cantabrigians, and to raising awareness of their stories through educational outreach to the Cambridge community and beyond.

Illuminate

We will shine the light of truth on the history of Cambridge’s Black community and disseminate it here and beyond.

Educate

After thorough research and introspection, we will share our discoveries with others using the best tools available.

Support

We will be accessible to groups and organizations throughout the city in need of our knowledge and expertise.

Educate

We strive to educate others, especially young people, by sharing the discoveries we have uncovered through our research and verification.

Empower

We will endeavor to present factual history in a way that is free of bias, prejudice, and blame that will propel us into a dynamic future.

Charlotte Hawkins Brown

An American author, educator, and founder of the Palmer Memorial Institute. Charlotte distinguished herself as a superior student and a gifted musician in Cambridge.

Roy Allen

One of the nation’s first Black television producers and directors. During the 1950s and well into the early 1990s, he was a Black pioneer in the new medium of television.

Black Trailblazers

This project was conceived and developed to illuminate Cambridge’s Black Trailblazers yet to be recognized by the city. It is a work of love by an older generation of Black Cantabrigians, wishing to pass on knowledge we hope to preserve.

Black Trailblazers

This project was conceived and developed to illuminate Cambridge’s Black Trailblazers yet to be recognized by the city. It is a work of love by an older generation of Black Cantabrigians, wishing to pass on knowledge we hope to preserve.

Charlotte Hawkins Brown

An American author, educator, and founder of the Palmer Memorial Institute. Charlotte distinguished herself as a superior student and a gifted musician in Cambridge.

Roy Allen

One of the nation’s first Black television producers and directors. During the 1950s and well into the early 1990s, he was a Black pioneer in the new medium of television.