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May 10th - Clennon King Leads a special 90-minute MLK walking tour

Discover 10 landmarks where Coretta Scott and Martin King met, fell in love, lived, worked, played, worshiped, sang and studied between the fall of 1951 to the spring of 1954 in Boston. Date: May 10th at 6 p.m. go to for details.


The celebrations starts Friday, May 11, 6:30-9:30pm at WGBH Studios, One Guest Street, Boston, MA. Join in for a special evening celebrating the 50th Anniversary of Basic Black. The show, which was originally called Say Brother, was created in 1968 during the height of the civil rights movement as a response to the demand for public television programs reflecting the concerns of communities of color.

The Roxbury Cultural District Celebrates Year 1

May 18th Gala opens visit The inaugural gala reception for the one year designation anniversary of the Roxbury Cultural District is being held at The Bruce C. Bolling Municipal Building at 2300 Washington Street Roxbury, MA 02119 on May 18, 2018 from 6:00pm to 9:00pm.

Backstage capital raises $36M to fund startups founded by People of Color and LGBT individuals.

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  • Boston to Cape Cod train is closed for the winter.

  • Research Projects that pay the volunteer

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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.

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