• Dedication of the Shaw Memorial 1897

    Boston African American

    National Historic Site Massachusetts

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  • Freedom Rising: The Road to Civil War

    Tuesday, July 1, 2014

    Join us for this tour about the pivotal role that Boston played in the years leading up to the Civil War. More

  • "What to the Slave is the Fourth of July?"

    Wednesday, July 2, 2014

    Join us for this annual communal reading of Frederick Douglass' "What to the Slave is the Fourth of July?" More

  • Black Bostonians of the Revolution

    Friday, July 4, 2014

    Learn about how Revolutionary War era leaders in Boston laid the foundation for the Abolition Movement. More

  • Freedom Rising: The Road to Civil War

    Tuesday, July 8, 2014

    Join us for this tour about the pivotal role that Boston played in the years leading up to the Civil War. More

  • Men of Color to Arms!

    Wednesday, July 9, 2014

    Join us as we look at the rich history of the Massachusetts 54th Regiment. More

  • Freedom Rising: The Road to Civil War

    Tuesday, July 15, 2014

    Join us for this tour about the pivotal role that Boston played in the years leading up to the Civil War. More

  • Mothers of Freedom

    Friday, July 18, 2014

    Join us for the Mothers of Freedom walking tour. More

  • Freedom Rising: The Road to Civil War

    Tuesday, July 22, 2014

    Join us for this tour about the pivotal role that Boston played in the years leading up to the Civil War. More

  • Reconstruction

    Wednesday, July 23, 2014

    Explore the era of Reconstruction with this talk at the Museum of African American History. More

  • Trails to Freedom

    Monday, July 28, 2014

    This talk will trace how the issue of slavery transformed the country after the American Revolution. More

  • Freedom Rising: The Road to Civil War

    Tuesday, July 29, 2014

    Join us for this tour about the pivotal role that Boston played in the years leading up to the Civil War. More

  • The Power of Music For Change

    Wednesday, July 30, 2014

    Join us as Nedelka Prescod presents her first solo concert in Boston. More

  • Beacon Hill's Underground Railroad

    Friday, August 1, 2014

    Join us for a look at the Underground Railroad on Beacon Hill. More

Did You Know?

Sgt. William Carney of the Massachusetts 54th Regiment and the Boston African American NHS logo

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.