To give some notion how much trust Cambridge men must have invested in Charles Lenox, then officially just a “laborer” at Harvard, the list of Lenox loan recipients when he died included Sidney Willard, the son of a Harvard president and a man who had held a number of elected offices – including mayor.
Unlike a number of Black contemporaries, Charles Lenox seems not to have appeared in newspaper articles during his lifetime. With his death in 1852, he suddenly hit the news – the fact of a Black man amassing such a fortune being newsworthy enough to make it to New York papers such as the Times and Tribune.
Free menstrual sanitary products can now be taken home by students through family liaisons, nurses or The Spot Cambridge, a clothing swap, through a Period Equity Bank program, School Committee vice chair Manikka Bowman said Tuesday. The products are also given out at school resource and community fairs.