John J. Fatal

John J. Fatal, a school desegregation advocate and elected official, was born to parents of African and West Indian heritage. While living in Boston, Fatal joined the Boston Vigilance Committee and helped shuttle escaped slaves to Vermont and Canada on the underground railroad. Fatal became the first African American nominated to a political office in Cambridge. He declined the nomination, however, allowing his friend J. Milton Clarke to become the first African American to serve on the Cambridge Common Council.

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King Bhumibol Adulyadej Square

Harvard Square
This square commemorates the birth of His Majesty King Bhumibol Adulyadej of Thailand...

H. Langford Warren House

West Cambridge
Built in 1904, this house was built by and for H. Langford Warren. Warren played a...

Edwin Abbot House

Harvard Square
Now occupied by the Longy School of Music, this house was constructed in 1889 by Longfellow,...


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