Pilgrims arrived in the New World in 1620. They constructed a plantation in Plymouth, Massachusetts. Boston city was chartered in 1630. Harvard University was founded in 1635.Africans were brought to Boston in 1638 and many of them were from Angola. Our store items feature our unique Black Boston, Massachusetts, est 1638 registered service mark to remember the Early Africans in Black Boston's foundation year.
These artistic designs for installation at the public memorial project were submitted to the Martin Luther King, Jr., Coretta Scott King memorial committee.
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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.
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.
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NCAAA is the The Museum the National Center of Afro-American Artists NCAAA.ORG
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 MAAH.ORG
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 COOPERGALLERYHC.ORG
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.