Neighborhood Matters: The Bay State Banner: Unity, Progress and 50 Years of Advocating Change
Tracy Heather Strain, Professor of the Practice, Media & Screen Studies
Derek Lumpkins, Director of Neighborhood Partnerships and Programs
Join us for a lunchtime screening of The Bay State Banner: Unity, Progress and 50 Years of Advocating Change. The Bay State Banner is an independent newspaper that has served Boston’s Roxbury neighborhood and African-American community for more than 50 years. The film was produced and directed by CAMD professor Tracy Heather Strain with Randall MacLowry. Derek Lumpkins is a creative leader who leverages community and human assets to foster and support innovation, cultural economic development, and social change. Prior to joining Northeastern Crossing, Derek was Executive Director of Discover Roxbury and a Roxbury Correspondent for the Boston Neighborhood News Network.
Neighborhood Matters is a series that celebrates the ways in which community groups have shaped the neighborhoods surrounding the Northeastern campus. This series is co-curated by the Northeastern Center for the Arts and the Archives and Special Collections at the Northeastern University Library. See More At: Neighborhood Matters
Photo Credit: Courtesy of The Bay State Banner
Archives and Special Collections at Northeastern University Libraries
The Archives and Special Collections at Northeastern University Libraries houses and carefully curates a diverse collection of historical records relating to Boston’s fight for social justice; preserving the history of Boston’s social movements, including civil & political rights, immigrants rights, homelessness and urban and environmental justice. They focus on the history of Boston’s African American, Asian American, LGBTQ, Latino and other communities, as well as Boston’s public infrastructure, neighborhoods, and natural environments.
The primary source materials they collect and make available are used by the community members, students, faculty, scholars, journalists, and others from across the world as evidence on which histories are built. An understanding of the past can help inspire the next generation of of leaders to fight for economic, political, and social rights.