There is a Roxbury Day Zero story imprinted on attractive pedestrian walk way panels at the Ruggles train terminal station. Buses there traverse Lower Roxbury into the heart of Nubian Square and beyond into an area defined as Black Boston.
Roxbury has 26,000 residents. Residents are predominately Black. They live in homes strutting out like stately Newport mansions. Most residents rent apartments where there is a dense concentration of low rent units. HUD could have done better!
The times they are a-changing. The beautification of Roxbury and its people’s spirits doesn’t start at Nubian Square. The Nubian brand is new.
Roxbury is perhaps the oldest neighborhood of Boston for places to live. Roxbury has always gotten a bad rap in media — no matter that it is the ground zero launch pad of the May 31, 2020 protest movements lead by Black Lives Matter and neighborhood activists, that have changed how City Hall thinks about policing and racial inequity. It happened in short order. May 31. 2020 was Boston’s BLACK BOSTON STRONG beginnings. Kudos to [ @blackboston2020 Tweets ].
In this video, you’ll learn more about Roxbury that you will not find in a tourist brochure.
For over 250 years Roxbury has been an essential ingredient in the story of Boston as a pioneering and world-class city. Today, Roxbury is a lab for artistic innovation, a beacon of boundless creativity; the neighborhood is both a canvas for that creativity and an incubator of it. These neighborhoods, these communities, this amazing culture, is not the “Other” Boston, it is the REAL Boston where people live, work, play, create, and build. We are here to tell that story through the eyes of those citizens, and their indispensable world views. So the next time you are in Boston, or even if you live here, go discover what #RoxburyLove means to you.
The paragraph above says it all. It was constructed by VISIT BOSTON as was the video.
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posted by BostonMurrell, @BlackBoston on Twitter