Cambridge Black Trailblazers

Trailblazers were chosen through a careful process according to the following criteria: Born and/or raised in Cambridge; educated in Cambridge Public Schools; lived or worked in Cambridge during a significant period in the lives; have been associated with Black History or significant events either individually or collectively; or have been linked to broad cultural, social, educational, political, or scientific history of the state, country or the world.

Her are our first twenty Trailblazers. Seven have been published as bookmarks which were distributed to all Cambridge Public School Libraries and Cambridge Public Library branches. Seven more bookmarks are currently in production.

We gratefully acknowledge the Cambridge Public Library for distributing the bookmarks, the Cambridge Historical Commission for the use of its historical research and archives, and the Rindge School of Technical Arts for the printing.