Featuring 16 sites dedicated to the contributions made by people of African descent to the history of the island, this organization also offers research services and educational resources.
Coordinated by the Boston Athenaeum, this site gathers visual and textual materials held by the Athenaeum, the Bostonian Society, Historic New England, and the Massachusetts Historical Society. Their digital archive contains images and transcriptions of over five hundred items spanning the years 1770 to 1950.
Comprised of the largest area of pre-Civil War black owned structures in the U.S., it has roughly two dozen sites on the north face of Beacon Hill. These historic buildings were homes, businesses, schools, and churches of a thriving black community that, in the face of great opposition, fought the forces of slavery and inequality. Take a trip downtown and travel the Black Heritage Trail!
Dedicated to preserving, conserving and accurately interpreting the contributions of African Americans in New England from the colonial period through the 19th century.
Dorchester, Then & Now, by Anthony Mitchell Sammarco, Lesley Sherrill Library F74.D5 S26 2000 - 2nd floor.
Roxbury, Then & Now, by Anthony Mitchell Sammarco, Lesley Sherrill Library F74.R9 S26 1997 - 2nd floor.
Discover Roxbury - the center of Boston's African American Community. Experience it for yourself by taking a self-guided walking tour. See tours, events, notable residents and history. Read about Roxbury in Wikipedia.
Dudley Street runs through Dorchester and North Roxbury. Read about the Dudley Street Neighborhood Initiative - "to empower Dudley residents to organize, plan for, create and control a vibrant, diverse and high quality neighborhood."
Sherrill Library | Lesley University, Brattle Campus | 89 Brattle Street - Cambridge, MA 02138 | 617-349-8850
John & Carol Moriarty Library | Lesley University, Porter Campus | 1801 Massachusetts Avenue - Cambridge, MA 02140 | 617-349-8070