Board of Directors

Freedom House flourished under the constant fund raising efforts of the Board of Directors, co-directors, and community members. Early efforts included bazaars, and a 1951 concert by Marian Anderson. Later annual Ebony Fashion Fairs and concerts by Pearl Bailey, Nancy Wilson, Nina Simone, and Cab and Chris Calloway were socially and financially successful.

Mrs. Melnea Cass received a certificate granting her charter membership on the Board of Directors of Freedom House. The certificate was awarded by Mrs. Kathryn Foran Furculo, wife of the Governor of Massachusetts, 1957.


Board of Directors, 1956
Standing left to right: Joel Krensky, Francis Perkins, Otto Snowden, Mary Jones, Norman I. Ruby, Muriel Snowden, W. Wentworth Perkins.
Seated left to right: Frank Morris, Ralph Hilton, David E. Lane, Barbara J. Dawson.