Humanities Event

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Sunday, October 29, 2017 4:00 PM6:00 PM
Recently discovered historical images by photographer William Bullard spark numerous questions about community, its meaning, and how we remember it. The site of most of Bullard's photographs of people of color-the vital, diverse Beaver Brook neighborhood in Worcester-now largely consists of empty lots. How does loss of place impact the memory of a community? What are the implications to an entire city, such as Worcester, when the histories of individual neighborhoods are overlooked? Cheryll Toney Holley (Sonksq and historian, Nipmuc Nation) and Janette Thomas Greenwood (Professor of History, Clark University) will discuss by how the Bullard photographs can help us reconstruct this neighborhood, its families, and their stories, suggesting lessons we can learn about community and memory today.