Freedom House Photographs

In 2007, the Massachusetts Board of Library Commissioners awarded Northeastern University Libraries, Archives and Special Collections Department $20,336 for a project to digitize and make available on the Web 2,441 photographs and negatives, dating from 1950­-1975, from the Freedom House collection. The images in this collection document Freedom House’s early activities to create an integrated Roxbury, foster citizen participation in the urban renewal of Roxbury, and implement early oversight of Boston Public Schools desegregation. The photographs include images of well-­known figures, local community activists, Freedom House events, and the Roxbury neighborhood. This project continues Northeastern University Libraries’ dedication to preserving and making accessible the history of Boston’s African American community.