We Cannot Live Without Our Lives

3rd World Women, Combahee River Collective. Founding members of the Combahee River Collective, Margo Okazawa-Rey and Barbara Smith, along with other activists, protest the Roxbury murders in Boston, 1979
Photo: Tia Cross

The name commemorated an action at the Combahee River planned and led by Harriet Tubman on 2 June 1863, in the Port Royal region of South Carolina. The action freed more than 750 slaves and is the only military campaign in American history planned and led by a woman.

built for Governor Shirley, a Royal Governor of Massachusetts in the 1740s. This was his country house overlooking Boston Harbor from Roxbury. The house was remodeled about 1795 for the Eustis family and has been accurately restored in the last 35 years, and is open to the public. The photo is from the seventies and shows the volunteer crew who helped restore the house.