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  • Rich Mosaic: Mt. Auburn Cemetery’s African American Heritage Trail

    There is a story behind each grave at Mount Auburn. All of the men, women and children buried here left their mark in some way. Some had a large sphere of influence, impacting the region, nation or world in a profound, useful, entertaining or provocative way. This event was inspired by HistoryThon and Mount Auburn’s African American Heritage Trail.
  • Primary Source awarded $350,000 Cummings grant

    We are beyond thrilled that the Cummings Foundation has selected Primary Source to receive this game-changing 10-year grant. Our small but mighty team will be strengthened in its ability to continue creating transformational programs and curricula for teachers in the Cummings communities. This will have an exponential impact on students, whose lives will be transformed by the teachers we serve, and these communities will benefit from a more culturally responsive, tolerant, informed citizenry. Thank you, Cummings Foundation!
  • Add Some Pizazz at ZaZ (A Primary Source Global Dinner)

    An in-person evening of food and conversation at ZaZ Restaurant where guested experienced the Caribbean-Latin-Asian fusion cuisine of Chef Olrie Roberts and participated in conversations around “Foods and Foodways in a Global World.”
  • Anti-Racist Education

    Neither the history of racism in the U.S., nor the practice of antiracist teaching, can be learned overnight: Primary Source believes that educators need to build expertise through ongoing learning and reflection.
  • HistoryThon: A Walkathon to Support Education about African American History

    HistoryThon is a walkathon, on your own schedule, to support education about African American history, in concert with our work to prepare educators in developing expertise
  • Socially Connected, Physically Distanced

    With physical distancing necessitated by the current pandemic, Primary Source has moved all of its face-to-face programs online until the end of 2020. And with everyone moving to a virtual space, so have we. To ensure that we all stay connected while
  • “Culture From Your Couch” email series

    In response to the current pandemic and physical distancing requirements, we are launching a new email series called “Culture from your couch” exploring different aspects of our interconnected world.
  • Protest Nation: What the American Radical Tradition Can Teach Us About Courageous Citizenship

    Our annual spring benefit Opening Minds. Inspiring Change. offered us the opportunity to explore the meaning of American radicalism and to understand how the history of
  • Culture & Cuisine

    We celebrated our 30th anniversary with Culture & Cuisine at Darryl’s by connecting with friends and colleagues while enjoying southern cuisine, live jazz, and a presentation by Malcolm Cawthorne, noted Brookline educator and METCO Coordinator, on Using
  • Opening Minds. Inspiring Change.

    Opening Minds. Inspiring Change., our annual spring cocktail party and fundraiser, was a great success, with over 100 supporters and friends attending. The night’s program featured a conversation with Professor Martha Minnow.