Centered on the north slope of Beacon Hill, the African American community of 19th century Boston led the city and the nation in the fight against slavery and injustice. These remarkable men and women, together with their allies, were leaders in Abolition Movement, the Underground Railroad, the Civil War, and the early struggle for equal rights and education.
Freedom is a Constant Struggle
Picturing Frederick Douglass
Experience the Museum of African American History's new exhibition on the life of Frederick Douglass.
The Black Heritage Trail®
Take a walk along the Black Heritage Trail® and learn about Boston's amazing role in the Underground Railroad and the fight against slavery.
Today at the Park
See what is going on today at Boston African American National Historic Site and the Museum of African American History.