Joyce London Alexander, first black chief magistrate in the United States, featured as one of seven Cambridge Black Trailblazers.
Stop by any of the Cambridge Public Library’s branches to pick up a Cambridge Black Trailblazer bookmark. Made by Cambridge’s Black History Project, the bookmarks, beautifully designed and printed by CRLS students, feature the following individuals:
Entrepreneur Henry Owens
Civil Rights Activist Gertrude Wright Morgan
Renowned New Orleans Chef Leon West
Judge Joyce London Alexander, the first Black chief magistrate in America
Charles Leroy Gittens, the first Black Secret Service Agent
Educator and Simmons College Dean Elizabeth Rawlins
Roy Allen, one of the nation’s first Black television producers
You can find out more information about each of the above trailblazers as well as Cambridge’s Black History Project here. Additionally, Cambridge Day recently published a piece about the project.
Bookmarks are going fast!