Primary Source News

Recent News

  • Flight to Freedom

    It was our privilege to a host a stirring conversation with best-selling author Ilyon Woo, Master Slave Husband Wife: An Epic Journey from Slavery to Freedom, and esteemed historian Professor John Stauffer, Sumner R. and Marshall S. Kates Professor of English and of African and African American Studies at Harvard University at our 2024 Annual Benefit: Flight to Freedom.
  • Amplifying African American History Together

    HistoryThon: Amplifying African American History Together, our fall campaign to amplify African American history, came to a close following six weeks of independent exploration and three in-person events. Many thanks to all of you who participated for making this year’s HistoryThon a success, either by joining us for our in-person events and/or by using our online resources for independent learning and exploration!
  • The Legacy Continues

    We partnered with I Have a Future for our final in-person event associated with “HistoryThon: Amplifying African American History Together!” The event featured a film screening of Legacy of Courage: Black Changemakers of Massachusetts Past, Present, Future and a panel discussion with Henry Allen, Community Activist, Rashuan J. Martin, Acting Managing Director of Retention, Cultivation and Diversity Programs, Boston Public Schools, and Vikiana Petit-Homme, Lead Organizer, I Have a Future.
  • Culture & Cuisine with Primary Source

    2023 Annual Benefit: Culture & Cuisine with Primary Source.
  • A Primary Source Legacy: Remembering Clara Hicks

    Clara Hicks believed passionately in inclusive and accurate education and worked throughout her life to confront tough issues, both supporting and challenging people to think in new ways in all of her endeavors.
  • Film Premiere of “Legacy of Courage: Black Changemakers in Massachusetts Past, Present, Future”

    NATIONAL FILM PREMIERE: “Legacy of Courage: Black Changemakers in Massachusetts Past, Present, Future”
  • WATERTOWN, MA—Legacy of Courage Film Premiere Set to Advance Massachusetts Stories of Black Activism in the Commonwealth  

    Primary Source is proud to announce that it has received funding from MassHumanities and its Advancing Massachusetts Stories initiative to launch the ground-breaking film “Legacy of Courage: Black Changemakers in Massachusetts Past, Present, Future!”
  • 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.