• Dedication of the Shaw Memorial 1897

    Boston African American

    National Historic Site Massachusetts

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Freedom Rising Symposium Videos

On May 2-4, 2013, Boston African American National Historic Site was proud to cosponsor
Freedom Rising: The 150th Anniversary of the Emancipation Proclamation and African
American Military Service
. To watch highlights from this symposium, please click here.

Did You Know?

George Middleton House, Beacon Hill, Boston

By 1800 some 1,100 Black Bostonians made up one of the largest free African American communities in North America.