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.
The Tender Heart and Brave on May 16th
Join us at the Massachusetts Historical Society on May 16th for this unique look at abolitionists Charles Sumner and Henry Wadsworth Longfellow.Read More
Open House May 23rd!!!
Please join Superintendent Cassius Cash for an evening of fun and visit the new Freedom Rising Exhibit at the Museum of African American History.Read More
Information on the Black Heritage Trail®
Learn more about the Black Heritage Trail® tour. Contact us at (617) 742-5415.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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Learn about the Shaw Memorial and other sites and tours on our new podcasts.Read More
Did You Know?
The African Meeting House in Boston’s Beacon Hill neighborhood is the oldest standing black church structure in the country, with the first service on December 6th, 1806.