Melnea A. Cass - Community Activist

Annotation:Includes reference to Boston Globe article: The Boston Globe, "Celebrating the Life of Melnea Cass"

Chain of Change
Chain of Change Struggles for Black Community Development By King, Mel (Book - 1981 ) F73.9.N4 K56 1981x and more… Available in some locations


Melnea Cass was a community and civil rights activist in the South End and Roxbury neighborhoods of Boston. She helped found the Boston local of the Brotherhood of Sleeping Car Porters and assisted women with voter registration after the passage of the Nineteenth Amendment. She was affectionately known as the "First Lady of Roxbury".

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