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A Taste of Worcester, Massachusetts

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DID YOU KNOW THESE FACTS ABOUT WORCESTER?
  1. Worcester is a city in Worcester County, Massachusetts, United States. The 2009 estimate for the city's population was 182,882, which would make it the second largest city in New England overtaking nearby Providence.

  2. The African-American community has existed since colonial times. Since the late 19th century, Grafton Hill and Vernon Hill have been points of entry for immigrants from all over the world: Irish, Italians, Lithuanians, Poles, Syrians, Lebanese, Indians, Puerto Ricans, French Canadians, and more recently, Albanians and Brazilians. Other prominent groups include Russians, Armenians, Greeks, Vietnamese, Liberians, and Congolese.

  3. On October 19, 1924, the largest gathering of the Ku Klux Klan ever held in New England took place at the Agricultural Fairgrounds in Worcester. Klansmen in sheets and hoods, new Knights awaiting a mass induction ceremony, and supporters swelled the crowd to 15,000. The KKK had hired more than 400 "husky guards," but when the rally ended around midnight, a riot broke out. Klansmen's cars were stoned, burned, and windows smashed. KKK members were pulled from their cars and beaten. Klansmen called for police protection, but the situation raged out of control for most of the night. The violence after the "Klanvocation" had the desired effect: Membership fell off, and no further public Klan meetings were held in Worcester.

  4. Worcester has a long storied past with sports teams and sporting events. The city was home to Marshall Walter ("Major") Taylor, an African American cyclist who won the world one-mile track cycling championship in 1899. Taylor’s legacy is being the second black world champion in any sport. Taylor was nicknamed the Worcester Whirlwind by the local papers.

  5. The Worcester Music Festival is the oldest music festival in the United States. This festival is presented by Music Worcester, Inc., which also presents the Mass Jazz Festival.

Radio Stations


WYCM 90.1 FM Charlton, MA Christian Contemporary
WICN 90.5 FM Worcester, MA Jazz
WCUW 91.3 FM Worcester, MA Variety
WPRO 92.3 FM Providence, RI Top-40
WEEI 93.7 FM Lawrence, MA Sports
WJMN 94.5 FM Boston, MA Hip Hop
W235AV (WTAG) 94.9 FM Tatnuck, MA News/Talk
WBZ 98.5 FM Boston, MA Sports
WORC 98.9 FM Webster, MA Oldies
WWKX 106.3 FM Woonsocket, RI Hip Hop
WXKS 107.9 FM Medford, MA Top-40
WBZS 550 AM Pawtucket, RI Business News
WHYN 560 AM Springfield, MA News/Talk
WTAG 580 AM Worcester, MA News/Talk
WPRV 790 AM Providence, RI Business News
WESO 970 AM Southbridge, MA Business News
WARE 1250 AM Ware, MA Oldies
WNRI 1380 AM Woonsocket, RI News/Talk
WVEI 1440 AM Worcester, MA Sports

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Clark University to celebrate Constitution Day with panel on criminal justice reform, Sept. 7

WORCESTER, Mass.—Clark University will celebrate Constitution Day with a panel, “Criminal Justice Reform,” at 11:45 a.m. on Thursday, Sept. 7, in Grace Conference Room, first floor of the Higgins University Center, 950 Main St., Worcester. The event is free and open to the public.

Panelists include State Rep. Mary S. Keefe, District Attorney Joe Early and Massachusetts District Court Judge Margaret Guzman, J.D.

This event is sponsored by the Office of the Provost, the Law and Society Program, Pre-Law Advising and the Law & Regulatory Affairs Network of Clark University. For more information, call 508-793-7233 or email mmiller@clarku.edu.

Founded in 1887 in Worcester, Massachusetts, Clark University is a liberal arts-based research university addressing social and human imperatives on a global scale. Nationally renowned as a college that changes lives, Clark is emerging as a transformative force in higher education today. LEEP (Liberal Education and Effective Practice) is Clark’s pioneering model of education that combines a robust liberal arts curriculum with life-changing world and workplace experiences. Clark’s faculty and students work across boundaries to develop solutions to complex challenges in the natural sciences, psychology, geography, management, urban education, Holocaust and genocide studies, environmental studies, and international development and social change. The Clark educational experience embodies the University’s motto: Challenge Convention. Change Our World.

www.clarku.edu

Angela M. Bazydlo| Associate Director, Media Relations
Clark University | 950 Main Street | Worcester, MA 01610
Office: 508-793-7635 | Cell: 508-365-8736 | Home: 508-852-1846
abazydlo@clarku.edu
Challenge Convention - Change our World - www.clarku.edu
Click here to find expert sources at Clark.

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Demographics of Worcester, Massachusetts

By Race

White

Black

Native American

Asian

Hispanic

Total Population

77.11%

6.89%

0.45%

4.87%

15.15%

Because Hispanics could be counted in other races, the totals above could possibly be more than 100%. If you would like a detailed listing of all ethnic groups in the U.S., please Click Here.

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High school students to present research on Main South on Friday, 8/11 at Clark U.

MEDIA ADVISORY

Who: Clark University graduate students and over two dozen local high school students

What: Presentations by “Adam Achievers”

When: Friday, August 11 at 10 a.m.

Where: Jefferson Academic Center, Room 320, Clark University Campus, 950 Main St.

Why: The Adam Achievers are twenty-nine 10th graders from South High, Claremont Academy and the University Park Campus School who were chosen to participate in a two-week summer program that enables them to conduct research in Main South alongside Clark students pursuing their Master of Arts in Teaching. The Adam Achievers will present their research findings on topics including, but not limited to gangs in Worcester, art and architecture, youth opportunities, mental health, homelessness and immigration. The Adam Achievers program combines an introduction to advanced academic skills with college readiness experiences and civic engagement.

Contact:
Andrea Allen Adam Institute for Urban Teaching & School Practice Clark University Phone: 508-793-7685 aallen@clarku.edu

Additional contact:
Angela M. Bazydlo| Associate Director, Media Relations
Clark University | 950 Main Street | Worcester, MA 01610
Office: 508-793-7635 | Cell: 508-365-8736 | Home: 508-852-1846
abazydlo@clarku.edu
Challenge Convention - Change our World - www.clarku.edu


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Famous Blacks from Worcester, Massachusetts

     
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Businesses in Worcester, Massachusetts


A small percentage of the businesses listed on BlackCityInfo.com may not necessarily be black owned and operated but have received favorable reviews from users who have visited the establishment, or from the owners themselves who warmly seek out African American patronage.


BEAUTY CARE - HAIR SALONS - MULTICULTURAL

  1. Afro Beauty Supplies -  Category: Black Beauty Supplies -  100 Front Street, - Worcester, MA

  2. Bebes's African Hair Braiding -  Category: Black Hair Salons -  559 Main Street - Worcester, MA (508)799-0172

  3. G Wheels Upscale Barbershop -  Category: Barbers -  65 James Street - Worcester, MA (508) 792-3332

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BLACK BUSINESSES - SERVICES - VENDORS ETC.

  1. Afrobooks -  Category: Bookstore -   927 Main St., #A Worcester, MA 01610-1429 (508) 799-9799

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DINING - CATERING - BBQ - SOUL FOOD

  1. Belmont Vegetarian -  Category: Vegetarian - Enjoy a savory soulful Belmont twist on Jamaican and American inspired dishes and get plenty for your dollar. -   157 Belmont St. - Worcester, MA (508) 798-8898   - (visit website)

  2. Bone Bbq Worcester -  Category: BBQ -   139 Green St. - Worcester, MA (508) 752-3471

  3. Smokestack Urban Barbecue -  Category: BBQ -   65 Temple St. - Worcester, MA (508) 363-1111

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CITY VIDEO CONNECTION


Juneteenth Celebration - Willis Center - Worcester Ma. Willis Center - Worcester, Ma - Juneteenth Celebration - Institute Park.

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CHURCHES



  1. Belmont A.M.E. Zion Church -  55 Illinois Street - Worcester, MA (502) 754-4539  - (visit website)

  2. Shekinah Glory Worship Center -  Shekinah Glory Worship Center vision is to reach the unchurched of the city of Worcester, Massachusetts, and the World with the transforming power of the Gospel of Jesus Christ. Offering a ministry that is sensitive in personality and characterized by a loving, forgiving, accepting environment; allowing and encouraging believers to flow with the anointing of the Holy Spirit in order to grow and develop the call of God on their lives.  - 1094 Pleasant Street, STE 5 - Worcester, MA (617) 977-3044  - (visit website)

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ENTERTAINMENT



  1. Bluri Bar & Lounge -  Category: Clubs & Bars - Indie, Industrial, R&B and Soul, Rap, Hip-Hop -   320 Main St - Worcester, MA (508) 926-8247

  2. Club Caliente -  Category: Clubs & Bars, Dance Club - R&B and Soul, Rap and Hip-Hop, Reggae -   816 Main St - Worcester, MA (508) 826-9305

  3. Club Envy -  Category: Bars -Techno, Pop, R&B, Soul, Rap, Hip-Hop -   65 Jackson St - Worcester, MA (774) 386-7140

  4. 3-G's Sports Bar -  Category: Clubs & Bars - Blues, Dance, Easy Listening, Oldies, Pop, R&B and Soul, Reggae -   152 Millbury St - Worcester, MA (508) 754-3516

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ANNUAL EVENTS



  1. African American & Juneneeth Festival
    (June)    - (visit website)

    African American culture and honoring the anniversary of Juneteenth with music, dance, craft, and food from the African diaspora.


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