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The Museum of African American History, Boston
The Museum of African American History is New England's largest museum dedicated to preserving, conserving and interpreting the contributions of African Americans. In Boston and Nantucket, the Museum has preserved four historic sites and two Black Heritage Trails® that tell the story of organized black communities from the Colonial Period through the 19th century.
For more information on the Museum of African American History, please visit their website.
Beacon Hill Scholars, Inc.
The Beacon Hill Scholars is a diverse group of individuals who seek to research, preserve, and interpret the history associated with the free African American Community that once thrived on Beacon Hill in the early 19th Century.
As a group, they enhance efforts to continue building upon the ongoing mission and inspiration begun by that earlier community - to foster justice, equality, and social and economic responsibility.
More information on the Beacon Hill Scholars and their work is available on their website.
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.