This week, I joined my colleagues Rep. Josh Cutler and Rep. Kathy LaNatra for the dedication of the Cora Wilburn Bridge and the Lewis Sisters Bridge in Duxbury.
The Cora Wilburn Bridge on Congress St. honors her work as one of the most prolific Jewish-American writers of her time, her advocacy for social justice and the impoverished, and her commitment to serving the Jewish-American community in the United States. She passed away at her home in Duxbury in 1906 at the age of 82.
The Lewis Sisters Bridge on Tremont St. recognizes Ella Lewis Woodbury and Lillian Mae Lewis Hayes, and Beulah Lewis Fogg, who established the first residential summer camp for Boston’s black youth. Camp Twin Oaks, located on the Duxbury/Kingston Line, expanded in 1937 to become one of the most popular vacation destinations for black families from across the United States.
Thank you to all who joined us at the ceremony!