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Neighborhood Matters Presents: Melnea Cass Day

Neighborhood Matters Presents: Melnea Cass Day

On Wednesday, May 22, Neighborhood Matters will celebrate Melnea Cass Day by hosting the National Parks of Boston's presentation: Melnea Cass: Doing Small Things in a Great Way

Cass, nicknamed "The First Lady of Roxbury," was a powerful community activist in Roxbury and Boston. In her life she served as a leader in local and national social justice organizations and women's clubs and effected great change in the Boston area. 

Join us on May 22 to discuss the nature of community activism, the life of Melnea Cass, and the influence of her mother-in-law Rosa Brown in her journey as a community activist.

The Archives and Special Collections will be displaying Melnea Cass's papers as a part of the celebration of her legacy. In light of the presence of historic documents we ask that no food or drink are brought inside the event. This event is free and open to the public. 

Date:
Wednesday, May 22, 2019
Time:
3:00pm - 4:00pm
Location:
SL 90 - Snell Library Seminar Room
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