Lydia Anne Gerrish

Black History Month & Dedham

February 18, 2021

In honor of Black History Month, the DHSM dives into the archives and museum collections to “meet” members of the Black community in Dedham. The history of Black men and women in Dedham stretches back several hundred years, though records of their lives are not as abundant as they should be. This webinar introduces you to some of the individuals who have contributed to Dedham—initially unwillingly as slaves—and the history of Black Americans in Dedham through to today. Listen to the webinar, presented by DHSM Executive Director, Johanna McBrien, with guest Joseph Borsellino from the Dedham Human Rights Commission. Click here to watch a March 2021 “I am Dedham” segment on historic documents and Redlining in Dedham, with McBrien, Borsellino, and Dr. Oneida Fox Roye, head of Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion with Dedham Public Schools.