Black History in Brookline: Spotlight on Florida Ruffin Ridley and Roland Hayes
This month Hidden Brookline and the Brookline Office of Diversity, Equity, Inclusion, and Community Relations invite you to learn more about two Black trailblazers who lived in Brookline and had a national impact. (Hayes’ impact extended to Europe.)
Two Brookline schools now proudly carry the names Florida Ruffin Ridley and Roland Hayes. Before, the names of both schools (Devotion and Heath) were directly linked to enslavers.