Guide to Black Boston and African American Heritage
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The Holidays are Coming

Boston African American holiday activities are about to jump off. Black Santa is coming to town - Request Locations here. To dos: You won't want to miss a performance of the Elma Lewis Center for the Performing Arts Black Nativity. Another town hit is The Urban Nutcracker. See kids in African dance performances by Origination. They will be black night club special events, Afro-Centric pop-up store, gallery events, galas, KWANZAA celebrations and more.

There are pages of free events and workshops listed here.

A Reading of Trevor Noah's Born a Crime

Dec 3rd | 6:00pm - 7:30pm Frugal Bookstore
Black book readings for adults, kids, teens and seniors
Dudley Book Club Readers topic of the month
From the Dudley Reads Book Club! Every first Monday of the month, the club meets at the Frugal Bookstore on 57 Warren Street in Dudley Square while the library is under construction. Come chat about Novels, memoirs, books and graphic novels. Appropriate for adults, teens, kids, senoir citizens. Contact Dudley staff at

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Black Boston Tours
Featured Boston to New York tour this month:
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MLKBoston becomes KING BOSTON

These designs were submitted to the Martin Luther King, Jr., Coretta Scott King memorial installation selection committee.
African American public art mural for Boston Common

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Bella Luna & Milky Way

Darryl's Corner Bar & Grill

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Slades Bar and Grill

Wally's Jazz Cafe

How to treat yourself to a day trip.

Lv at 8am return by 5pm. Black Cultural Tours and more
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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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  • Black Night Clubs

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  • Research Projects that pay the volunteer

    View our list of studies that pay you to participate.

    Events and things to do

    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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