• Dedication of the Shaw Memorial 1897

    Boston African American

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The Crusade Against Slavery

Please visit the online exhibition Boston's Crusade Against Slavery. This project is a
student-curated exhibition about Boston's central role in the struggle against slavery. This
course, offered at Harvard University, was facilitated by Professor John Stauffer, Houghton
Library staff member Peter X. Accardo, and Boston African American National Historic Site Park
Ranger Ryan McNabb during the 2012-2013 academic year.

The online exhibition can be found 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.