Bridging the Gap

May 9, 2019 @ 6:00 pm – 7:00 pm
Parker Hill Branch of the Boston Public Library
1497 Tremont St
MA 02120

Melnea Cass, the “First Lady (or Mayor) of Roxbury”, is well known for organizing the sit-ins over school segregation in Boston and leading the fights over urban renewal and highway construction in the South End and Roxbury. However a young Melnea Cass in 1919 first learned community organizing from her mother-in-law Rosa Brown. Join us to learn how Rosa Brown helped guide Melnea Cass.

This program is part of the National Parks of Boston outreach presentations. To learn more, visit