History & Culture

Digital map pins overlaid on an old map titled The City of Boston an Underground Railroad Hub
Boston: An Underground Railroad Hub

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

Print of Union soldiers storming the walls of Fort Wagner and fighting Confederate soldiers.
A Brave Black Regiment

Learn 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.

1850 color aerial map of the neighborhood of Beacon Hill.
Upon the Hill: The Beacon Hill Community

Explore the unique role the people and places of Beacon Hill played in Boston's history.

Mural of Frederick Douglass with his portrait in the center and a quote to the left.
Beyond the Hill

Explore the centuries-long continuum for freedom and justice in Boston that influenced and stemmed from the Black community in Beacon Hill.



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    Last updated: January 16, 2023

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