History & Culture

Broadside of Slave Catchers in Boston

Boston: An Underground Railroad Hub

Discover Boston’s long history as a center of Underground Railroad activity.

Robert Gould Shaw and Massachusetts 54th Memorial

Black Heritage Trail Sites

Learn about the African American community in 19th century Boston by exploring the Black Heritage Trail.

Print of Union soldiers storming the walls of Fort Wagner and fighting Confederate soldiers.

A Brave Black Regiment

Explore the stories of the men who served in the Massachusetts 54th Infantry Regiment, a brave Black regiment of the Civil War.

Black and white image of Smith Court, specifically the Abiel Smith School.

Smith Court Stories

A digital classroom with articles and assets that explore the history and community of Smith Court.

Crusade Against Slavery Broadside

Boston's Crusade Against Slavery

Student-curated exhibition about Boston's central role in the struggle against slavery.



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    Last updated: November 2, 2020

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