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Museum of African American History

Museum of African American History

History Museum and Historic Site
Beacon Hill, Boston
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  • HISTORY
    "oldest black church building in the United States."(2 Tips)
    BET
    "now the oldest Black church edifice still standing in the US!"(2 Tips)
    Carl G.
    "first school for blacks"(2 Tips)
    Social News Network
    "Take the tour of the old African Meeting House."(2 Tips)
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  • Carl G.
    Carl GriffinJanuary 8
    These two buildings contain the first school for blacks & their first church in the US. Was also where the American anti-slavery society was founded.
  • William H.
    William HosleyJanuary 19, 2014
    A remarkable, lesser known Boston treasure. Great stories - extraordinary historic building
  • Social N.
    Social News NetworkDecember 2, 2013
    Take the tour before you visit the museum. They give great background on some of the pieces!
  • Social News Network
    Social News NetworkSeptember 30, 2013
    Take the tour of the old African Meeting House. Stifling in the summer, but worth it to visit the place where abolitionist William Lloyd Garrison spoke.
  • BET
    BETJanuary 31, 2013
    This is now the oldest Black church edifice still standing in the US! Check out other amazing African American contributions: http://bet.us/BHM
  • BU Today
    BU TodayJune 11, 2012
    The Museum of African American History commemorates the men and women who fought for the abolition of slavery, while establishing schools, churches, and businesses on the hill. Read more
  • HISTORY
    HISTORYMay 10, 2012
    Built in 1806 when Beacon Hill was the heart of Boston's African American community, this is the oldest black church building in the United States.
  • Saving Places
    Saving PlacesApril 22, 2012
    The Boston campus of the Museum of African American History is made up of the African Meeting House (1806) and the Abiel Smith School (1835). Free admission for National Trust members.
  • Keisha W.
    There was a law by the govt called the fugitive slave law. This allowed slave catchers to kidnap Africans, free and/or runaways.
  • Keisha W.
    Mariah Stewart- first AA woman to speak in public on AA & women's rights
  • IWalked Audio Tours
    IWalked Audio ToursSeptember 24, 2011
    Home of 1.6 mile Black Heritage Trail connecting 14 sites across Boston & celebrating pursuit of freedom by blacks in America. Site was 1st public school for black children. More info in blog. <LINK> Read more
  • The Grio
    The GrioJanuary 26, 2011
    The African Meeting House was built in 1806 and is now the oldest black church edifice still standing in the United States. It is now the Museum of African-American History.
  • HISTORY
    HISTORYMarch 31, 2010
    Built in 1806 the museum was once the heart of Boston's 19th century African American community, & the site of Frederick Douglass's 1860 speech. Today it's a showcase of black community organization.
  • Josh W.
    Josh WonnkavitchMarch 3, 2010
    Check out the third floor in the atrium, there are hidden clues on the ceiling...
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