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Melnea Agnes Cass dedicated her life to improving the world around her. Read more about the early...

Join us on a photo tour of Boston during the Blizzard of '78.

Among the 50,000 women who registered to vote in Boston in 1920, a large number worked in various...

The Boston City Archives is thrilled to announce that it has been selected as the recipient of a $39...

For decades, wage-earning women and female students called the Franklin Square House in Boston’s...

What exactly did these endeavoring women have to bring with them to successfully register as a voter...

Many of the women in Lower Roxbury and the South End registering to vote for the first time in 1920...

Among the 50,000 women who registered to vote in Boston in 1920, a large number living in the South...

Mary Eliza Mahoney registered to vote in Boston’s Ward 13 on August 18, 1920, the very same day that...

Maria L. Baldwin, a prominent African American educator, civil rights activist, and suffragist in...

We've finished transcribing our Ward 13 Women's Voter Registers from 1920 and have added them into...

In the 1970s, Wilhelmina Crosson, Boston teacher and education advocate, and artist and activist...

In the 1970s, housing activist Anna Cole and Reverend Richard Owens, pastor of the People's Baptist...

In the mid 1970s, Jessie Gideon Garnett, Boston's first Black, woman dentist shared her story with...

Have you ever walked by a Hero Square and wondered who it was named for? The City Archives is...

In 1920, over 50,000 newly enfranchised women registered to vote in Boston.

From watching a game at Fenway Park to sailing on the Charles River, summers in Boston are defined...

Following the flow of residents from Boston’s Chinatown to the South End in the mid-20th century...

Boston’s neighborhoods are made up of diverse populations each with their own specific histories...

On this day, in 1918, two sailors housed at Boston’s Commonwealth Pier reported to the sickbay with...

Culture is woven throughout the fabric of Boston’s diverse neighborhoods. Across the City, family...

Bostonians have been using public transit systems since the late 19th century. Street-level systems...

Since the late 19th century, Boston’s transportation system has been on the move, always changing to...

In the first part of our two-part series on the role of community in Boston’s neighborhoods, we...

In the first of a two-part series about the role of community in Boston’s neighborhoods, we look at...

As the temperatures rise in Boston, the arrival of summer is all but confirmed. Recreation, much...

Boston has long been known for its commitments to education. Teacher Wilhelmina Crosson exemplified...

When Jessie Gideon Garnett first showed up at Tufts University’s School of Dental Medicine, she was...

On November 9, 1872, the Great Fire of Boston destroyed more than 1,000 businesses in Boston’s...

Is Boston's birthday on September 7 or 17? The answer is more complicated than you realize!

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