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African Meeting House, home to the Museum of African American History in Boston

 

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WELCOME TO BOSTON, MASSACHUSETTS
Boston is at once intellectual, historic, trendsetting, conservative, multi-ethnic and blue blood. That personality is only matched by the maze of downtown colonial streets that are both an utter frustration to drive and treasured for their ... More

BLACK GENESIS
Boston is a textbook example of the promise and pain African Americans experienced in this great country. How ironic that Africans first came to Boston in 1638, shackled as slaves on a ship named “Desire” ... More

CULTURAL SITES
Museum of African American History, Boston Massacre Monument, Robert Shaw and the U.S. 54th Regiment Memorial, Asa Phillip Randolph Memorial, Harriet Tubman Monument, Museum of Afro-American Artists ... More

RESTAURANTS and NIGHTCLUBS
The list of soulful dining and nightlife options are The Beehive, Wally's, Slade's Bar & Grill, Chef Lee's Restaurant, Big Moe's M&M Ribs, Regattabar Jazz Club ... More

SHOPS and GALLERIES
Looking for exquisite African clothing, traditional African art of museum quality, Afrocentric artifacts a wide selection of African American books ... More

PLACES OF WORSHIP
Boston's black church tradition extends back to the early 1800s on Beacon Hill. But we should also note Malcolm X founded Muhammad's Mosque #11 here as well ... More

BEACON HILL ABOLITIONISTS
Roughly bounded today by Bowdin Street, Cambridge Street, Boston Common, and Embankment Road, Beacon Hill was one of the 4 major hubs of black cultural life in the late 1700s ... More

 

 


HISTORIC SITES
On 5 March 1770 Crispus Attucks, was the first to die for his country when British troops opened fire on a protest gathering here. Hence, the Boston Massacre is widely recognized as the beginning of the American Revolution ... More

GENERAL ATTRACTIONS
With Faneuil Hall Marketplace, Marketplace Center, the Cheers Bar, Skywalk Observatory at Prudential Center, Bunker Hill Monument, Improv Boston, the city of Boston has highly regarded general attractions ... More

ART and HISTORY MUSEUMS
Walking in Old State House and John F. Kennedy Library and Museum are like attending a living history lesson, while the Museum of Fine Arts and Institute of Contemporary Art represent another set of riches ... More

PERFORMING ART VENUES
Boston is a great theater town with 12 venues presenting everything from multicultural theatre, dance, poetry to classical, ballet and opera ... More

FAMILY ATTRACTIONS
New England Aquarium, Museum of Science, Boston Children's Museum, Franklin Park Zoo, TD Banknorth Garden and Sports Museum, Fenway Park, Harvard Museum of Natural History are just a few of ... More

PARKS and BEACHES
Boston Common, America’s oldest public park established in 1634, features 48 acres filled with events, music performances, picnics and outdoor activities. Swan Boat rides across landscaped 24 acre lagoon ... More


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Calvin Young
Leonard Dorsey
Thomas Dorsey
Sheila Umolu

 
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