What did it mean to be a Christian Scientist in Boston in the 1880s—even before there was a Mother Church? What did it mean to be an African American Christian Scientist during the period of Jim Crow? Learn about some of the latest research we’re doing at the Library.

Read our “Women of History” article on Marietta Webb here.

Podcast guests

Russel Fogg is Programs Assistant at The Mary Baker Eddy Library. He graduated from the University of Colorado with a degree in international affairs. His work involves developing and producing programming, including Seekers and Scholars, and researching in the Library’s archives as a support to program content.

Judy HuennekeJudy Huenneke is Senior Research Archivist at The Mary Baker Eddy Library. She graduated from the School of Library and Information Science at Rutgers University. She also completed a second master’s in history at the University of Massachusetts, Boston, with a thesis on John McDonogh, a Louisiana slave owner, colonizationist, and reformer. She has worked for many years with the historical collections of The First Church of Christ, Scientist, both as an archivist and records manager. Her work currently focuses on researching the history of the Christian Science movement, from its nineteenth-century beginnings to the present day.

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