Freedom is a Constant Struggle
Centered on the north slope of Beacon Hill, the free African American community of 19th century Boston led the city and the nation in the fight against slavery and injustice. These remarkable men and women, together with their white allies, were leaders in Abolition Movement, the Underground Railroad, the Civil War, and the early struggle for equal rights and education.
Today at the Park!
Visit our "Plan Your Visit" page to learn more about the programs offered daily in our "Today at the Park" bulletin.Read More
Boston's Crusade Against Slavery
Visit the online exhibition created in partnership with Harvard University students and the Houghton Library.Read More
Information on the Black Heritage Trail®
Learn more about the Black Heritage Trail® tour. Contact us at (617) 742-5415.Read More
Freedom Rising Videos Available Now!!!
See video highlights of our Freedom Rising symposium from May 2-4, 2013.Read More
Information on the African Meeting House
Visit the newly restored African Meeting House, a part of the Museum of African American History's collection of historic sites.Read More
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Listen To Our New Podcasts!
Learn about the Shaw Memorial and other sites and tours on our new podcasts.Read More
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.