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What impact did Arlington residents have on the nationwide effort to support civil rights in the 1960s? Local historian Richard A. Duffy explained this recently.

His talk, “The Civil Rights Movement in Arlington: Based on the Lenore & Howard Winkler Collection,” took place Tuesday, May 28,  at Arlington Town Hall, 730 Mass. Ave.

Co-sponsoring this Louise Ruma Ivers Memorial Lecture were the Arlington Historical Society and the Arlington Human Rights Commission.

Programs are open to the public with a $5 entry fee. Thery are free for all members of the Arlington Historical Society.

The 2023-24 program series is titled “Collections,” and this capstone presentation in the series features authentic documents beginning in the 1960s, preserved and curated by active leaders in bringing the principles of the national civil rights movement into specific actions in Arlington, the society says on its website. “They are windows into the concept of 'think globally, act locally',” the site says. 

Front-door window sign displayed in Arlington homes in the 1960s to promote fair housing as a civil right. /
Robbins Library Collection


This news announcement was published Tuesday, May 28, 2024, based on information from the historical society's website.