Saundra Graham

Saundra Graham

Saundra Graham The first Cambridge woman of color to be elected to the City Council. She was honored along with Rosa Parks in the naming of the Graham & Parks School. Saundra Graham was born in Cambridge, Massachusetts, on September 5, 1941, one of eleven children...
Gertrude Wright Morgan

Gertrude Wright Morgan

Gertrude Wright Morgan An honored member of the women’s suffragette movement. Morgan was active in the Niagara Movement and the establishment of the NAACP. She served as president of the Women’s Era Club, was a member of the board of the Harriet Tubman House and was...
Charles LeRoy Gittens

Charles LeRoy Gittens

Charles LeRoy Gittens The first African-American Secret Service Agent. Charles LeRoy Gittens (August 31, 1928 – July 27, 2011) was an American United States Secret Service agent. Gittens joined the Secret Service in 1956, becoming the agency’s first African...
Frederick Arthur Robinson

Frederick Arthur Robinson

Frederick Arthur Robinson First Black Police Officer & Sergeant. Frederick Arthur Robinson, one of four children, was born in August 1852 in Annapolis, Nova Scotia to Richard T. Robinson and Isabella Gordon, both of English descent.  The Robinson family moved from...
Mary Crutchfield Wright Thompson

Mary Crutchfield Wright Thompson

Mary Crutchfield Thompson was one of the first Black women to graduate from Tufts University Dental School, and the first to practice dentistry in the Boston area.  “The only child of William and Lydia Hatch Crutchfield, she was born in North Carolina and grew up in...