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The Cambridge Black History Project Honors Black Trailblazers

6:00 PM - 8:30 PM Thursday, January 26, 2023

Main Library
449 Broadway
Lecture Hall

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Reception: 6-7 pm
Talk:  7-8 pm

Join us to celebrate the official launch of CBHP’s new series of Trailblazer Bookmarks, which honors the extraordinary lives of Black Cantabrigians whose accomplishments have often been overlooked. An evening of music, mingling, and discussion will salute these individuals whose influence reaches far beyond our city limits. Eight new bookmarks will be unveiled:

Barbara Ward Armstrong, Artist, Musician, Creator
Olive Benson, Innovative Hair-Care Entrepreneur

Calvin Burnett, Daring Artist and Gifted Teacher

Dr. June Christmas, Pioneer in Public Health

Dr. Cheryl Townsend Gilkes, Faith and Action

Johnny Hodges, Jazz Saxophonist Extraordinaire

Kittie Towle Knox, Cycling Pioneer and Champion Racer

Gus Solomons Jr., Contemporary Dancer, Innovator, Mentor

The opening reception will feature music by jazz and classical musician Joel LaRue Smith, followed by a program recognizing these and other remarkable individuals.  Free illustrated bookmarks will be available. Registration is required.

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