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Black History Month

Black History Month in Boston is an opportunity to celebrate the rich and integral role that African Americans have played in the ongoing story of America.  Within this tale, Boston has produced many unique chapters and characters, from Lewis Hayden to Lewis Latimer, Phillis Wheatley to William Nell, Prince Hall to Martin Luther King, Jr.  Each of these figures called Boston home and left an indelible mark on the city. 

Boston has been the backdrop for critical moments in the course of civil rights in America - consider a fiery Frederick Douglass speech in the African Meeting House, or the recruitment of the 54th Massachusetts Regiment, or Dr. King’s civil rights march from Roxbury to Boston Common.  These are pivotal moments in the course of this country and visitors are encouraged to explore this legacy in Boston.