Rosalyn D. Elder is founder of African American Heritage in Massachusetts, is a registered architect, and an entrepreneur with a passion for the arts, architecture, and cities, and history. Ms. Elder received a B.A. in Art History from the University of Memphis, a Masters of Architecture Degree from the University of Washington, and a Masters of Architecture in Urban Design Degree from Harvard University.
Ms. Elder founded and operated Treasured Legacy, an African American cultural boutique from 1992 to 1998 at Copley Place in Boston’s South End. She co-founded and operated Jamaicaway Books, a multi-cultural bookstore, in Jamaica Plain, MA.
Ms. Elder researches stories of Black history in Massachusetts—some well-known and others relatively unknown—drawn from her research into 742 sites in 141 towns across Massachusetts for Exploring the Legacy: People and Places of Significance.
(Photo: Alinda Bostick)