Events

Dr. Priscilla Douglas

Dr. Priscilla DouglasHer Legacy: First Black Family of Bedford

Bedford Embraces Diversity, in observance of Black History Month,  will sponsor Dr. Priscilla Douglas for a Zoom event Wednesday, Feb 23, beginning at 7 pm. Dr. Priscilla Douglas, named a “Most Impactful Black Woman”, will share recollections of her childhood as part of the first black family in Bedford, as well as her subsequent achievements in business and government. 

Residents of all ages are encouraged to join; please write bedfordembracesdiversity@gmail.com for the link.

Douglas was appointed by Governor William F. Weld as the first Black Woman to serve in the commonwealth’s gubernatorial cabinet. She served as Secretary of Consumer Affairs and Business Regulation, chair of the Boston Public Library’s Board of Trustees, a Panelist for the President’s Commission on White House Fellowships and on the boards of the American Repertory Theater, the Boston Museum of Science, Leader Bank and the International Women’s Forum -Massachusetts.  

Priscilla Douglas also has published two books:  

Getting There & Staying There: Coaching Questions To Get There And Stay, 2013 

Woke Leadership: Profits, Prophets & Purpose, 2021

Martin Luther King Jr. Breakfast-2020

Bedford Day Parade and Multicultural Festival 2019