About this exhibit
The Tufts Black Freedom Trail was conceived of by the Professor Gerald Gill (1948-2007), a faculty member in the History department at Tufts University who taught African American history and worked to document Black history at the University. Material related to Professor Gill’s research can be found in the Gerald R. Gill Papers, held by Tufts Digital Collections and Archives. This exhibit is one of several based on Dr. Gill’s work, including Another Light on the Hill: Black Students at Tufts and a forthcoming exhibit dedicated to the members of the Tufts community listed on the Africana memorial plaque in Goddard Chapel.
Text for this exhibit was used with permission of The Africana Center and the African American Trail Project At Tufts University, which describes sites beyond Tufts ad throughout the Boston area. Portions of text on the pages for Anita Griffey Bench and Lena Bruce Bench are used, with permission, from The Africana Center's Tufts Black Freedom Trail Walking Tour pamphlet. For more information on the larger African American Trail Project at Tufts, which includes sites beyond Tufts, please contact the Center for Race and the Study of Democracy.