In 1948, a master highway plan for metropolitan Boston was developed, the Southwest Expressway, also known as the South West Corridor Project. The implementation of that highway plan is an example of how structural racism pervades so many aspects of our daily life. This plan was part of a proposed nation-wide system of highways and it included extending an eight to twelve lane highway, Interstate 95, through Boston and Cambridge. The impetus for a nationwide system had been building since the 1930s, but was postponed by two momentous events, the Great Depression in the 1930s and World War II in the early 1940s. After WWII,Read More →

Thanks to a generous grant from the City of Boston Mayor’s Office of Arts and Culture COVID-19 Fund, RCHT is publishing a series of articles to introduce a resource guide of historic Roxbury, Massachusetts. This $1 million fund supports efforts to continue bringing arts programming and projects to Boston during this difficult time of uncertainty. RCHT hopes the Resource Guide through its inter-connected posts on various Roxbury subjects, visitors will develop a deeper appreciation of this rich town and neighborhood. The guide categories include people, places, events and artifacts within specific eras, areas and demographics. Local writers and historians who will contribute articles include ByronRead More →