Cambridge Black Trailblazers

Trailblazers are chosen through a careful process based on the following criteria: Individuals must have been born and/or raised in Cambridge; educated in Cambridge public schools; lived or worked in Cambridge during a significant period in their lives; and are or have been associated with Black History or significant events either individually or collectively.

Biographies of eighteen Trailblazers have been published as bookmarks that were distributed to all school libraries in the Cambridge public schools and to all Cambridge Public Library branches. More bookmarks series are planned.

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.