Building a People's History of Dorchester

Thursday, April 18, 2019 - 6:00pm

Global Boston visits Dorchester
An informal presentation by historian Marilynn S. Johnson.

The next "Building a People's History of Dorchester" event will be held on Thursday, April 18 at 6 p.m. at the Codman Square branch of the Boston Public Library. The address is 690 Washington Street in Dorchester.

Marilynn S. Johnson, Professor of History at Boston College, will provide an informal presentation and answer questions about the research that she conducted with her students about immigrant communities in Dorchester in fall 2018. This research is part of a larger initiative called Global Boston, a digital project chronicling the history of immigration to greater Boston since the early 19th century. Examining different time periods and ethnic groups, the website features capsule histories, photographs, maps, documents, and oral histories documenting the history of a city where immigrants have long been a vital force in shaping economic, social, and political life. Explore Global Boston at

We will also reserve time on the agenda for participants to share ideas about future programs and initiatives.