A remarkable, lesser known Boston treasure. Great stories - extraordinary historic building
Take the tour before you visit the museum. They give great background on some of the pieces!
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.
This is now the oldest Black church edifice still standing in the US! Check out other amazing African American contributions: http://bet.us/BHM
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.
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.
There was a law by the govt called the fugitive slave law. This allowed slave catchers to kidnap Africans, free and/or runaways.
Mariah Stewart- first AA woman to speak in public on AA & women's rights
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.
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.
Check out the third floor in the atrium, there are hidden clues on the ceiling...