History & Culture
Learn more about the people and places on the North Slope of Beacon Hill associated with the struggle for equal rights both within the city of Boston and in the nation.
Information on Black Heritage Trail® sites can be found here.
Did You Know?
The first African-American recipient of the Medal of Honor was William Carney in 1900. Carney was a member of the famous Massachusetts 54th Regiment, and was honored with the medal for his valor at the Battle of Fort Wagner in 1863.