Welcome to the mobile Online Guide to Black Boston. This site links you to African American arts, businesses, places to eat, news and more. July highlights include a series of free African American events and activities such as tours, films, lectures and performances. Summer is in full swing. There a number of African American heritage events during the month of July. Look over the site for suggestions about things to do when your family, relatives or friends visit you in Greater Boston.
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Black Heritage at the Center of Afro-American Culture in Massachusetts. Tour black-owned businesses, jazz speakeasys, see public artwork you won't find any where else, and more.
The Black Doll Museum
Order our group charter bus for a day trip to the National Black Doll Museum of Mansfield Massachusetts for a historical, memorabilia infused display of Black Dolls and multicultural hand-made crafts. The museum offers 5,000 objects carefully chosen for children and adults. Displays and exhibitions merge African folklore with African American modernity. They Black and African culture in Black doll manufacturers and famous Black Barbie and Celebrity Dolls. There are doll appraisals, a gift shop and theatrical events ongoing at the museum.
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
A historic treasure, Malcolm X family members, historians and the Boston Black community have kept the house from disrepair.
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.