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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.
The Boston Athenæum has assembled a list of names, addresses and occupations for approximately 5800 African Americans who lived in Boston during the period from 1820 to 1863, the time at which the Emancipation Proclamation was issued
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. 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."
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