From Emancipation to Equality Program June 13


From Emancipation to Equality

From Emancipation to Equality: The Unfinished Business of Civil War and Civil Rights
Thursday, June 13. Light refreshments at 6 p.m. • Program begins at 6:30 p.m.
Cambridge Public Library, Lecture Hall, 449 Broadway

Join us as we mark the 150th anniversary of Emancipation and the 50th anniversary of the March on Washington with a public program exploring our nation's racial progress and the work that remains to be done. How can we better understand the North's role in slavery, the Civil War, and the civil rights movement? How can we overcome enduring obstacles to racial healing and equity, and address critical social issues today?

Featuring a presentation by: James DeWolf Perry, Tracing Center on Histories and Legacies of Slavery
With panelists: Marian Darlington-Hope • Lynda Detterman • Debby Irving • Larry Kim • Eva Martin Blythe
Moderated by Brian Corr, Executive Director, Cambridge Peace Commission.

The Peace Commission is cosponsoring this first event in the Tracing Center’s nationwide campaign to engage diverse audiences in meaningful dialogue on the unfinished business of the U.S. Civil War and the civil rights era. The program will include a multimedia presentation, participation by local panelists, and robust dialogue with the audience.

Tracing Center - Marga Varea,, 617-924-3400
Cambridge Peace Commission - Brian Corr,, 617-349-4694

For sign language interpreters or other accommodations, please contact the Cambridge Peace Commission at 617.349.6155 (voice) or 617.492.0235 (TTY) or email

Cosponsored by the Cambridge Peace Commission
and the Tracing Center on Histories and Legacies of Slavery

This event is free and open to the public. It is funded in part by Mass Humanities, which receives support from the Massachusetts Cultural Council and is an affiliate of the National Endowment for the Humanities.

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Hours of Service

Monday: 8:30am-8pm
Tuesday-Thursday: 8:30am-5pm
Friday: 8:30am-12pm

Richard C. Rossi
City Manager

Lisa C. Peterson
Deputy City Manager