Veterans Day 2023

Private Bruce Garnett Wright, 1896-1963 Bruce Wright was orphaned at age eleven and came to Cambridge to live with his aunt Gertrude Wright Morgan and her husband, Clement Morgan. He grew up surrounded by the era’s leading Black activists and intellectuals, who took...

Quock Walker Day 2023

On November 1, 2022, Governor Charlie Baker signed into law H.3117, An Act designating July 8 as Massachusetts Emancipation Day, a.k.a. Quock Walker Day, in recognition of the declaration of rights that rendered slavery unconstitutional in the Commonwealth as well as...

Trailblazer Bookmarks Launch Event

On Jan 26th. 2023, we joined together with the Cambridge Public library for our Trailblazer Bookmarks Launch Event. The bookmarks honor the extraordinary lives of Black Cantabrigians whose accomplishments have often been overlooked. It was an evening of music,...

Juneteenth 2022

CBHP’s Juneteenth Program was held on June 19th of 2022 to recognize and remember the lives of Jane and Cicely, two young girls who were enslaved and are now buried in the Cambridge Old Burial Ground. Cicely was enslaved by the Reverend William Brattle and passed away...