Created By: University of Massachusetts Boston
The location of Ms. Theora Jones' apartment in the Columbia Point Housing Development at 6 South Point Drive.
In the 1960s, “The Mothers Club," as they called themselves, formed as a natural support group. Mothers would get together for company, talking about their kids, and finding they weren't alone in their problems. They quickly formed strong bonds over coffee. It was only natural for the Mothers Club to begin thinking of ways to make their brand-new community better. "We wanted the same things for our kids that everybody else wanted," one of the mothers explained, "Regardless of whether you live in Columbia Point or Wellesley Hills, or wherever, we all had the same kinds of wants and desires and values. Women who may have come to the project with prejudices soon set them aside because they discovered common goals.”
Does Columbia Point, as you imagine it looked years ago, convey a sense of hope for families who lived there? What changes to its appearance might have made it a more welcoming place to live? Does Harbor Point appear to be a supportive community for low- and moderate-income families, and people of color?
This point of interest is part of the tour: Columbia Point Walking Tour