UMass Boston News

Rum River: A Tale of Mixed New England Heritage

Event Date: October 21, 2017 - 3:30 p.m.
Event Type: Open to public
Location: Omni Parker House, 60 School Street, Boston, MA 02108
Event Cost: Free

It was 1883. And they ran away together with a singular goal—a small church in the Berkshires, where the groom had family to love and protect them. Pledging eternal devotion, they married, defying the sanctioned flow of things, the long-running Rum River, signifying secure, majority wealth.

Join Barbara Lewis, director of the William Monroe Trotter Institute for the Study of Black Culture, for this event, a family history that is part of the School Street Sessions, celebrating literature and history inspired by the Saturday Club.

For disability-related accommodations, including dietary accommodations, please visit two weeks prior to the event.