Camilla Roundtree and her son Eugene Roundtree at Toast in Hull. Camilla Roundtree, longtime Hingham resident and first director of Hingham's METCO program, awarded “Citizen of the Year” by Hingham Journal. Read more about Ms. Roundtree's contributions here.
Tuttle and Simpson Family Reunion held in Whitman. 120 family members gather to learn about their rich history in southeastern Massachusetts. During the reunion, research by Marion Teague and Rosa Edwards-Ellis is shared through photographs, documents and posters. During the search for information, the family found out that Marion Teague is 27% Native and a descendent of several area tribes including Chappaquiddick, Wampanoag and Nipmuc. The Tuttles have hosted many family reunions over the years, starting in 1956. Read more
Memorial dedication of the USS YF-145 held at Bare Cove Park. J.B. Mills, Hingham resident and former member of the crew, funded the etched stone to memorialize the crew that died in the tragedy. The USS YF-415 sank after an explosion on May 11, 1944 killing 17 of 30 sailors on board. Mills had volunteered for USS YF-415 duty that day but was instead assigned administrative duty. He knew all the Hingham soldiers who died, all of whom were recorded to have been "Afro-Americans." According to Jim Rose, “Mills always resented the way Blacks were treated as second class citizens in the service. Black sailors were assigned menial jobs like stewards and dangerous duty like loading ammunition.” Read more
A naming ceremony is performed at the barn at 111 Ward Street for Marion Teague and her cousin Evelyn Hawksworth by Chief Yellow Feather Medicine Woman of the Chappaquiddick tribe (also known as Linda Morales-Morceau). At this ceremony, Marion Teague is named Yellow Rose.
Hingham Families of Color is formed as an affinity group by members of the Hingham Unity Council. It is an intercultural, interethnic community group that welcomes Hingham residents who are Black, Brown, Latino/Hispanic, Asian, Arab, and Native American, as well as families with children of color and biracial couples. Read more
The barn at 111 Ward Street that was the official meeting place for members of the South Shore Citizens Club is officially recognized as a historical site by the Town of Hingham thanks to the efforts of seventh generation Tuttle and Hingham resident Joyce Barber. The barn was also used as a place to celebrate family milestones such as the twenty-fifth wedding anniversary of Marion Teague and her husband Bob. Marion founded the South Shore Citizens Club with her father in 1942. Read more