• Dedication of the Shaw Memorial 1897

    Boston African American

    National Historic Site Massachusetts

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  • Shaw Memorial Restoration and Fall Tours

    We are now in our Fall Tour Season. Black Heritage Trail tours depart at 2 p.m. Tuesday-Saturday from behind the Shaw Memorial as it undergoes restoration.

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?

Attorney John Rock

Abolitionist/ Doctor/ Lawyer John S. Rock called the North Slope of Beacon Hill home. Rock became the first African American permitted to practice law in front of the Supreme Court in 1865.