What do Barbara Ackerman (Cambridge’s first woman mayor), Louisa Frances Barlow (abolitionist and escaped slave), and Bread and Roses (the feminist group that seized an unoccupied building owned by Harvard University in 1971) have in common? Other than being deeply associated with the City of Cambridge, they are all entries in the Cambridge Women’s Heritage Project’s online database.
The Cambridge Women’s Heritage Project began in 1996 as a way to recognize and celebrate the contributions of Cambridge women and women’s organizations to the life of the city from its foundings in 1630 to the present. The project created a free, fully searchable, online database with over 150 entries, browsable alphabetically by name or by subject. Each entry includes a short biography and a photograph if available. The Project also accepts nominations for inclusion in the database.
Browse this great resource here: http://www2.cambridgema.gov/Historic/CWHP/index.html