Mount Auburn Book Club: Harvard’s Secret Court
We will discuss Harvard’s Secret Court: The Savage 1920 Purge of Campus Homosexuals by William Wright (2005) a history of the tragic scandal during which Harvard University put a dozen students on trial for homosexuality. Leading the purge was Mount Auburn resident Abbott Lawrence.
Each month, the Mount Auburn Book Club meets to discuss a selected work related to one of Mount Auburn’s many facets. Selections range from books on history, natural history, horticulture, art, architecture, preservation, and wildlife to books written by or about those now buried and commemorated here. The Book Club meets in Story Chapel on the second Thursday of each month. Coffee and tea are provided.
Funding for programs has been provided in part by the Massachusetts Cultural Council.