Emery T. Morris

Emery T. Morris was a prominent member of the Niagara Movement, an early civil rights organization. The movement represented blacks who advocated political and social freedom and immediate equality for all, in opposition to the accommodationist views of Booker T. Washington. Although Morris never went to college and worked for most of his life as a druggist, porter, and stationary steam engineer, he assembled one of the most extensive antislavery libraries in New England. Students often visit his house.


Joshua Bowen Smith

Central Square
Joshua Bowen Smith was a confidant of U.S. Senator Charles Sumner and one of the best-known...

Cambridge City Hall

Central Square
Gift of Frederick Hastings Rindge, California Philanthropist, born in Cambridge. Designed...

Old Court House

Harvard Square
Here stood a courthouse where, on September 2, 1774, patriots forced Judges Danforth...


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