Brockton History Tour

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History of Brockton

Brockton Historical Society, 1991

The Community-Based Learning Office, in collaboration with the Brockton Historical Society, arranges bus and/or walking tours of Brockton, available to any CBL course. Tours are led by Willie Wilson Jr., local historian and native Brocktonian.

Willie A. Wilson, Jr., is the curator at the Brockton Historical Society, a retired teacher of African-American studies at Brockton High School, and a life-long resident of the city. His passions are the study of national and world events as they affect Brockton and other post-industrial cities, and the sharing of those ideas with students. He has published the “City of Brockton History Trail,” a map and guide that illuminates Brockton’s downtown architectural and social history.