Charles Sumner at 200

The Tradition of Civil Rights in America


May 19, 2011
6:00 PM ET


First Parish Church
1446 Massachusetts Ave., Cambridge, MA 02138


This event is free; no tickets are required.

Cambridge Forum is pleased to present a celebration of the life, work, and legacy of
Charles Sumner.

The city of Cambridge rededicates Charles Sumner’s statue in Harvard Yard to mark the  200th anniversary of his birth in 1811. Immediately following, Beverly Morgan-Welch of the Museum of African American History and Daniel Coquilette of Harvard Law School discuss Sumner’s significance in America’s ongoing struggles for civil rights.

Co-sponsored by Jane Sturtevant, Longfellow National Historic Site, Boston African American National Historic Site, Museum of African American History, Friends of the Longfellow House, and First Parish in Cambridge.

First Parish Church
1446 Massachusetts Ave., Cambridge, MA 02138

Walking from the Harvard Square T station: 2 minutes

As you exit the station, cross Mass. Ave. and look for the newsstand called Crimson Corner. Turn right and proceed north along Mass. Ave. going toward the Cambridge Common. You will pass the Harvard Coop, Bank of America, and CVS. The First Parish Church is located at the corner of Mass. Ave. and Church St. Please enter through the front door of the church.

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