• Dedication of the Shaw Memorial 1897

    Boston African American

    National Historic Site Massachusetts

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  • Labor Day, Monday September 1st Begins Fall Schedule for Walking Tours

    There will be a Black Heritage Trail walking tour on Monday, September 1st at 2 p.m. Please meet your Ranger at the Robert Gould Shaw Memorial on Beacon Street.

Management

Boston African American National Historic Site works in partnership with the Museum of African
American History, the City of Boston, and private property owners to promote, preserve, and
interpret the history of Boston's free African American community on Beacon Hill in the 1800s.
It includes the homes, businesses, schools, and churches of a community that struggled
against the forces of slavery and injustice.

Management Documents:

Superintendent's Compendium

Did You Know?

Elizabeth

In 1783, Massachusetts became the first state in the country to officially abolish slavery, after two slaves, Elizabeth “Mumbet” Freeman and Qwok Walker, successfully sued in separate cases for their freedom.