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.
Boston's Second Revolution
Black Heritage Trail®
Take a Ranger-led Black Heritage Trail ® walking tour through historic Beacon Hill this summer.
Today at the Park
See what is going on today at the National Parks of Boston.
Picturing Frederick Douglass
Experience the Museum of African American History's exhibit on the life and legacy of Frederick Douglass.
African Meeting House Talks
Join us for our Ranger talks at the African Meeting House and learn about the history of Boston's 19th century African American community.
Last updated: March 9, 2019