No personal writings left behind by Francis Prince Clary tell us his feelings about participating in some of the most important political and moral struggles in this country’s history. But the petitions he signed and events he took part in give a good idea of his zeal for justice.
Francis Prince Clary was known by some as a “character” – a person at Harvard but not considered by lore-keepers to be of Harvard. Yet Clary played an unusual and historic role at the university, and off campus he was a well-recognized figure in the Black abolitionist community.
In a look ahead at a week of Cambridge and Somerville events, Petsi Pies founder Renee McLeod shares her secrets for a good cause, a Holiday Plant Enthusiast Market is coming, there are open studios by Brickbottom/Joy Street artists, Robert Pinsky reads, “Something Strange” returns and much more.
A citizen zoning petition was forwarded Monday by the City Council that might regulate where labs can go in Cambridge, possibly prohibiting biotech construction in places such as Central, Harvard, Porter and Inman squares or major thoroughfares such as Cambridge Street and Broadway.
In a look ahead at a week of Cambridge and Somerville events, there’s plenty of Halloween to be had, including a Peabody Museum “Day of the Dead” event and a Monster Mash on Somerville streets, as well as lots of readings, poetry, dance, music and art. We also learn how an “Emerald Tutu” can help keep us safe from climate change.
In a look ahead at a week of Cambridge and Somerville events, there’s an anthology’s worth of poetry readings, as well as Halloween-season fun from Poe readings to pumpkin carving and cemetery tours, as well as screenings, dance, theater, shopping and music – including “Begin Here” at Longy, which combines visual and aural art.