Hear a panel discuss the coming of Asian, African, Latin American and Middle Eastern restaurants affected Cambridge in the 20th century. To what extent did they create a deeper awareness of the struggles and contributions of immigrants? How did eating “new” foods affect the political climate?
History Cambridge hosted Harvard and Simmons educators at History Cafés in the spring exploring the history of the city’s Black community, including abolitionist Harriet Jacobs, who ran boarding houses in the city, and threads of the Black experience through the 18th, 19th and 20th centuries.
Lois Lilley Howe, born and raised in Cambridge, was a trailblazer – one of the first women to graduate from MIT’s architectural program, the organizer of Boston’s only all-woman architectural firm in the early 20th century and the first woman elected as a fellow of the American Institute of Architects.