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A group of Boston students, teachers and activists traveled to Selma, Alabama last week to recognize the 50th anniversary of the historic march for voting rights. The students were led by Professor Tony Van Der Meer of UMass Boston, Ron Bell, founder of Dunk the Vote, activists Leonard Lee, chairman of The New Democracy Coalition and Kevin C. Peterson, founder and director of the New Democracy Coalition. The voting rights pilgrimaged from Boston was supported also by Suffolk Construction, The Boston Foundation, the African American History Museum in Boston, the Charles Hamilton Houston Institute at the Harvard Law School, the Hutchins Center at Harvard University, The Center for African, Caribbean and Community Development and the National Voting Rights Museum and Institute in Selma. The students left 12th Baptist Church on March 5th with the support of Pastors Arthur T. Gerald, William Dickerson of Greater Love Baptist Church. Bishop A. Livingston Foxworth of Grace Church of All Nations in Dorchester also saluted the students. Charlotte Golar Richie, former candidate for mayor of Boston also praised the students. Many of the students called the 25-hour bus ride to Selma “historic” and “life-changing.” The students committed to coming back to Boston to “make a difference” in their community.
The Boston Police Foundation’s Hero Award which is the honor presented to the officer/officers who display the highest levels of courage and calm in the face of the gravest levels of danger and disorder was presented to Officer Terry Cotton (left) and Detective Harry Jean. In August of 2013, Cotton and Jean were shot in the line of duty after confronting an armed felon during a drug investigation.
After four decades of coaching the UMass Boston men’s basketball team, head coach Charlie Titus guided the Beacons to one final regular season win as UMass Boston defeated Western Connecticut State University by the final of 95-79 Saturday afternoon in the Clark Athletic Center Gymnasium. (L to R)UMass Boston senior basketball players Steven McGuire, Luc Ulysse, Gregory Young of Dorchester, and Carl Joseph present Coach Charlie Titus (center) with a game ball following Saturday’s win.
U.S. Sen. Elizabeth Warren and U.S. Rep. John Lewis participate in a march commemorating the 1965 March Lewis helped organized as chairman of the Student Nonviolent Coordinating Committee. Police who beat the protesters fractured Lewis’ skull during the 1965 march.
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