Guide to Black Boston and African American Heritage
Welcome to the mobile Online Guide to Black Boston. This site links you to African American arts, businesses, places to eat, news and more.

Ayanna Pressly win Congressional Race

Boston's Ayanna Pressley is the first African American woman from Massachusetts elected by the people to the office of Congress in Washington, DC. She defeated incumbent Mike Capuano November 4th.

The Human Impact of Mass Incarceration in America

October 17th to the 28th
Emerson Paramount Center Jackie Liebergott Black Box
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Peculiar Patriot Arts Emerson performance poster

Written and performed by Liza Jessie Peterson, The Peculiar Patriot is a one-woman show that examines imprisonment in America. Betsy LaQuanda Ross, Liza’s narrator, a self-proclaimed “peculiar patriot,” who makes regular visits to penitentiaries to boost the morale of her incarcerated friends and family. Betsy is both victim and victor of this country’s prison system and her story turns statistics into achingly relatable stories, drawn from the experience of more than 2.5 million people behind bars.

Events for Book Lovers

SEP 25th at 7 p.m. Old South Church, 645 Boylston St.
DERAY MCKESSON book On the Other Side of Freedom: The Case for Hope
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SEP 26th, at 6pm. Brattle Theatre, Brattle St. Cambridge
WALTER MOSLEY, John Woman: A Novel
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How to treat yourself to a day trip.

Go to Fabulous Newport on the Gilded Age Tour ($89).
RSVP Newport.

Black Boston makes history again

July 23rd - William Gross became the first Black Boston Police Commissioner in the history of the Boston Police Department today when he was appointed interim Commissioner until the current Commissioner retires August 4th. Gross currently serves as Superintendent in Chief of the Boston Police Department. Read the Mayor's Press Release here.

Before the appointment, Mr. Gross was the Deputy Superintendent covering Roxbury, Mission Hill, Mattapan,Dorchester and the Area C-6 sector of South Boston. Many who are vocal about the shortcomings of the Boston Police know him. Congrats! Mr. Gross. We wish you well.

Next year there will be jazz in Newport

guitar music man on AboutBlackBostononline.comThis year's festival has ended. Thank you for engaging our festival posts. Did you know Getaways offers The Fabulous Newport and The Gilded Age: Day Tour from Boston ($89)? Click to learn more. Self-service booking info is there.
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black heritage tours and charter bus rentals
Check out our sightseeing tours to African American points of interest and the Best of Boston sight seeing Trolley Bus tour, a 3 hour experience that is fully guided and narrated.

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  • Black Night Clubs

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  • Research Projects that pay the volunteer

    View our list of studies that pay you to participate.

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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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