AFRICAN AMERICAN HERITAGE IN MASSACHUSETTS
Exploring the Legacy
Rosalyn Delores Elder, a registered architect and entrepreneur with a passion for the arts, architecture and cities, and history founded African American Heritage in Massachusetts in 2016 to celebrate the contributions of African Americans to the state’s heritage. Her book, African American Heritage in Massachusetts: Exploring the Legacy, explores the contributions of African Americans to both our state’s history and our country’s history through 742 sites in 141 towns around the Commonwealth. It features the historical significance of those sites, photos of the sites, and illustrations of the individuals involved at those sites. This virtual lecture will discuss five themes: A Persistent Struggle for Civil Rights Justice; A Defiance to Slavery; Exemplary Military Service; The Fight for Access to Education; and The Fight for Employment Fairness.