• Dedication of the Shaw Memorial 1897

    Boston African American

    National Historic Site Massachusetts

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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?

Attorney John Rock

Abolitionist/ Doctor/ Lawyer John S. Rock called the North Slope of Beacon Hill home. Rock became the first African American permitted to practice law in front of the Supreme Court in 1865.