Roxbury, MA

World traveler, Scenic-Nature Photographer, Celeste Sheffey's view of living in the inner city neighborhood of Roxbury, MA! Roxbury is more than just a crime statistic but also contains beauty, historical value, vibrant artists, viable businesses and working families.
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Mary Eliza Mahoney was the 1st African-American RN. In 1878, at age 33, she was admitted into the nursing program at New England Hospital for Women & Children, Roxbury, MA. 16 months later, she was one of 4 who completed the course(of 42 who started with her). In 1908, she co-founded the Nat. Assoc. of Colored GN's(NACGN). In 1936, the NACGN created an award in honor of Mahoney for women who contributed to racial integration in nursing. In 1976, she was inducted into the Nursing Hall of…

Rebecca Lee, the first black woman to receive a medical degree in the U. (and perhaps the world), graduated in 1864 from the New England Female Medical College, which became a part of Boston University.

Boston Neighborhoods Canvas typography graphic art on gallery wrapped canvas by Stephen Fowler

Boston Neighborhoods Canvas typography graphic art on gallery wrapped canvas by Stephen Fowler

"[Harriet Tubman] became the only woman in U.S. history to plan and lead both white and black soldiers in such a military coup. [This] activity...caused black feminists in Roxbury, Massachusetts to organize themselves during the seventies as the Combahee River Collective. When Tubman died, she was given a military burial with honors. It is also Tubman’s work as an abolitionist, advocate for women’s suffrage, and care for the elderly that informs black feminist thought." --Wilma…

A role model for black feminism: Harriet Ross Tubman

Harriet Tubman, born Araminta Harriet Ross, was an abolitionist who rescued more than 300 slaves using the Underground Railroad, a Union spy during the Civil War and women's suffragist.

Eternal Presence, John Wilson  1987 Born 1922, Roxbury, MA  Works in Boston, MA | deCordova

Eternal Presence, John Wilson 1987 Born Roxbury, MA Works in Boston, MA

The Roxbury Russet (also known as Leathercoat due to it’s tough skin) is America’s oldest cultivated apple variety. It was first grown in 1635 on a hill in Roxbury, MA, which was part of the Massachusetts Bay Colony. Roxbury Russets keep well and make wonderful cider.

The Leathercoat apple. A Gloucestershire apple mentioned in Shakespeare’s Henry IV Part II when Davy says to Bardolph, “there is a dish of Leathercoats for you”. The scene is set in Gloucestershire.

Wall art in Roxbury, MA

Graffati in Roxbury, MA

Orig 1853 ROXBURY MA Mass GENERAL VIEW from Tremont Street--BOSTON *H - 1853, From, General, Mass, ORIG, ROXBURY, StreetBOSTON, Tremont, View

Orig 1853 ROXBURY MA Mass GENERAL VIEW from Tremont Street--BOSTON *H - 1853, From, General, Mass, ORIG, ROXBURY, StreetBOSTON, Tremont, View

Haley House is a Boston-based nonprofit organization that uses food as a vehicle to help alleviate suffering, build new skills and bring communities together.

Haley House is a Boston-based nonprofit organization that uses food as a vehicle to help alleviate suffering, build new skills and bring communities together.

Roxbury Russet: cider, cooking eating

Roxbury Russet apple tree — Antique variety, originates from Massachusetts, circa century.

Mecanoo and Sasaki’s landmark Bruce C. Bolling Municipal Center is a catalyst for growth in Boston

Mecanoo and Sasaki’s landmark Bruce C. Bolling Municipal Center is a catalyst for growth in Boston

designed by dutch practice mecanoo, the bruce c. bolling municipal building in massachusetts houses the boston public schools (BPS) department.

#Boston2015snowpocalypse . my backyard

#Boston2015snowpocalypse . my backyard

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