Exploring the Legacy: People and Places of Significance,
by Rosalyn D. Elder
Thursday, February 8, 2018—Noon to 1:00pm
State Library of Massachusetts—Room 341, Massachusetts State House
Exploring the Legacy is both a tourist guide and a history book, providing details about 741 sites significant to African American heritage across the Commonwealth. Included in this volume are the histories of such notable individuals as Phillis Wheatley, the first person of African birth in the U.S. to publish a volume of poetry; Dr. Rebecca Lee Crumpler, the first African American female doctor in the U.S.; and George Ruffin, the first African American judge in Massachusetts.
Author Rosalyn D. Elder is a registered architect and entrepreneur who founded and operated
Treasured Legacy, an African American cultural boutique, from 1992 to 1998 in Boston’s South End. She also co-founded and operated Jamaicaway Books, a multicultural bookstore, in Jamaica Plain. Ms. Elder graduated from the University of Memphis and earned a Masters of Architecture degree from the University of Washington, as well as a Masters of Architecture and Urban Design degree from Harvard University.
Copies of Exploring the Legacy will be available for purchase and signing at the conclusion of Ms. Elder’s talk. We encourage you to register in advance, and we look forward to seeing you on February 8th at the State Library.
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