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Mount Auburn’s Civil Rights Legacy

June 17, 2018 @ 1:00 pm
June 17, 2018 @ 2:30 pm
Mount Auburn Cemetery
580 Mt Auburn St
Cambridge, MA 02138 United States

In honor of Juneteenth, volunteer docent Stephen Pinkerton will lead a walking tour to review the legacies of ground-breaking civil rights litigants and jurists buried at Mount Auburn Cemetery. Notables include Benjamin Roberts, plaintiff, first known U. S. public school desegregation suit; Supreme Court Justices Joseph Story (ruling, Amistad Case) and Benjamin R. Curtis (dissent, Dred Scott Decision); and early NAACP lawyers Clement Morgan and William H. Lewis. 


Funding for programs has been provided in part by the Massachusetts Cultural Council.

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