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September 23

Harvard College

1642 – Harvard College, established in 1636 to train ministers, held its first commencement ceremony in Cambridge, Massachusetts. Although it is now nondenominational, Harvard remains a major educational center for training Unitarian Universalist ministers. Read about the history of Harvard College in Abiel Holmes’s History of Cambridge.

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Notable in UU History

Ballou, Hosea II (1796-1861)

Biographical Introduction An important educator and editor, he became the first president of Tufts College. Ballou ... Read More
Austin Samuel Garver

Garver, Austin Samuel (1849-1918)

Austin Samuel Garver was born in Scotland, Pennsylvania on December 12, 1849, and died in Worcester, ... Read More

Livermore, Mary Ashton Rice (1820-1905)

Lived a long, productive life advocating for reform and women’s rights. She was born in Boston ... Read More

Garrison, William Lloyd (1805-1879)

In the very first issue of his anti-slavery newspaper, the Liberator, William Lloyd Garrison stated, “I do ... Read More