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Hurricane Relief Benefit
For Caribbean families.

Help the Black Student Union of the Berklee College Music, artists,guest musicians, and the public support hurricane victims in the Caribbean. A FREE JAM will do it. Come to BLACK MARKET in Dudley Square NOv 16th from 8pm to 11.
Berklee Black Student Union benefits Caribbean Hurricane victims

WOLE SOYINKA in person

November 14-16, Harvard and Hutchinson Center
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WOLE SOYINKA Hutchinson Center lectures

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Now ongoing - The Ethelbert Cooper Gallery for African and African American Art feature: “WOLE SOYINKA: Antiquities Through Times and Place"
Cooper Gallery of African and Afro American art
The Ethelbert Cooper Gallery of African & African American Art at the Hutchins Center in Harvard Square is featuring the collection of acclaimed dramatist, social critic, and Nobel laureate Wole Soyinka including items from from his home country of Nigeria. See two dozen hand-selected pieces in 'WOLE SOYINKA: Antiquities Across Times and Place.'

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    Black Museums and Tourist Attractions

  • The Roxbury Cultural District is on its way. Stay tuned!

  • NCAAA is the The Museum the National Center of Afro-American Artists
    NCAAA is dedicated to the celebration, exhibition, collection and criticism of black visual arts heritage worldwide. The Museum presents a wide range of historical and contemporary exhibitions in many media, including painting, sculpture, graphics, photography and decorative arts. Among the resources offered at the Museum are its African, Afro-Latin, Afro-Caribbean and African American collections; an extensive slide archive, and a rich variety of education programs for young people and adults.

  • The Museum of African American History, Beacon Hill
    Visit and see the African Meeting House and the Abiel Smith School, witness the oldest black church in America, attend lectures and presentations by speakers, the on-going exhibits, the late evening receptionss and special exhibits and ceremonies.

  • the Malcom X home in Roxbury is a historic treasure. Malcom X family members, historians and the Boston Black community have kept its legacy alive. The Malcom X House is under development for visitation by the general public.

  • Cooper Gallery of African and African American Art
    The Cooper Gallery is the brainchild of noted Professor and TV host, Professor Henry Louis Gates of the series show on WGBH titled "Finding Your Roots," and "African Civilizations". Opened in 2014, the Ethelbert Cooper Gallery features exhibitions and installations of African and African American art. The gallery invites the public for exhibitions, artist talks, symposia, lectures and performances. Cooper Gallery integrates the institutes and archives of the Hutcins Center for academic inquiry.

  • Massachusetts Historical Society
    54th Massachusetts Volunteer Infantry Regiment archive
    Location: 1154 Boylston Street, Back Bay Boston.

Church and Religion

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