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Oct 6th Pan African Networking event at UMASS, Racine Black Dance Festival Oct 21-22nd features AfroBeat, Hip Hop, and all other black dance styles, computer code training, fashion and entertainment events, and more.... click here for the listings

Movie Releases

MARSHALL - oct 10th screening
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Thurgood Marshall Movie Plays Boston

HAPPY DEATH DAY - Oct 13th screening
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Happy Death Day mOvie plays Boston

BOO 2: A Madae Halloween - opens in theatres Oct 20th
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Tyler Perry's new Halloween Thriller plays Boston

Ethelbert Cooper Gallery for African and African American Art

SEPTEMBER 12th Opening Reception 6pm - 8pm
FREE exhibit, opens 10 AM daily.
“WOLE SOYINKA: Antiquities Through Times and Place"
Cooper Gallery of African and Afro American art
Internationally acclaimed dramatist, social critic, and Nobel laureate Wole Soyinka is an avid collector of African artworks including those from his home country of Nigeria. The Ethelbert Cooper Gallery of African & African American Art at the Hutchins Center in Harvard Square will feature two dozen of these hand-selected pieces in WOLE SOYINKA: Antiquities Across Times and Place.

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Sept 7- Oct 7th - John Coltrane themed series of events, Black Auditorium, Northeastern University.

The Robert Cray Band, in Plymouth, 10/6
The Temptations in Lexington, 10/15

9/30 -- Berklee Beantown Jazz Festival - FREE outdoor three stage jazz festival features touring greats, attracts over 50,000 people to the South End. Start Time: 12:00 PM, End Time: 6:00 PM, October 1- 7th John Coltrane music, live performances and panel discussions featuring master saxohonist Pharoah Sanders and WGBH Jazz Radio host Eric Jackson. MOre information is available from

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    Where Black People Are in Boston

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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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