• Dedication of the Shaw Memorial 1897

    Boston African American

    National Historic Site Massachusetts

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  • 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.