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The Museum of African American History is dedicated to preserving, conserving and accurately interpreting the contributions of African Americans in New England from the colonial period through the 19th century.

 

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Events

     
   

MAAH ANNUAL MEETING
WITH CRAIG STEVEN WILDER

Author of 'Ebony & Ivy' Examines Troubled History of Universities

Wednesday | April 23, 2014 | 6pm
MAAH | 46 Joy Street | Beacon Hill

MAAH presents its 2014 annual meeting and welcomes scholar, author, and MIT professor Dr. Craig Steven Wilder, who lays bare truths about the American academy in his critically acclaimed new book, Ebony & Ivy: Race, Slavery, and the Troubled History of America's Universities. <more>

 

 

 

Exhibits

     
   

'AFRICANS IN INDIA'

NEW EXHIBIT NOW OPEN
April through August 2014. Stay tuned for news of the Opening Reception

MAAH | 46 Joy Street | M-Sat, 10a-4p

Explore the history of enslavement, migration, and Africans in the Indian Ocean World. Africans in India: From Slaves to Generals and Rulers, from the Schomburg Center, broadens the understanding of the global trade in enslaved African people and introduces remarkable achievements of people of African descent. Image: Nawab Sidi Haidar Khan; Kenneth & Joyce Robbins Collection. <more>

 
 

 

FREEDOM RISING PREPARES FOR MAAH ONLINE EXHIBIT
Exhibit Commemorates 150th Anniversary of Emancipation

COMING SOON TO MAAH.ORG

Discover incredible stories of brave men, women, and children who paved the way for President Lincoln’s signing of the Emancipation Proclamation in 1863 and the first black troops from the north in
the Civil War. While no longer available in our Boston exhibit galleries, you will be able to enjoy all of its treasures in the Museum's first comprehensive Online exhibit.
Left: Frederick Douglass.

 

 

 

What's New

     
 

 

2014 Living Legends

Belafonte and Burnham

 

GREAT PHOTOS ON FLICKR:
Highlights from MAAH Events
Now Available for Online Viewing
Did you miss the Living Legends Awards honoring Harry Belafonte, Hon. Margaret Burnham, and Hon. Thomas M. Menino? No worries! We have uploaded a photo gallery of these and other programs and events onto our Flickr page. Please be sure to check back as there are more treasured moments to be shared soon!  Click here to see photo albums for First Night Jubilee Concerts and Freedom Rising events, including lectures, MAAH Music and <more>

 
   

WE'VE MOVED TO NEW ADMINISTRATIVE OFFICES
New Suite is Three Floors Down

at 14 Beacon Street, Suite 401

MAAH's Administrative Offices in Boston have moved to a beautiful new suite in our current building.  We packed up the 7th floor location and are settling in on the 4th floor, Suite 401, with new internet and telephone services. Some interruptions in internet and phone service will be experienced in Nantucket, too.  Our email addresses and telephone extensions remain the same. <more>

 
 
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Image:  Restored interior of the African Meeting House

 

AFRICAN MEETING HOUSE BEAUTIFULLY RESTORED
Iconic Site Returned
to 1855 Appearance

A memorable celebration marked the rededication of the pristenely restored African Meeting House on Beacon Hill. Descendants of abolitionist giants and moving music performances, including Sweet Honey in the Rock, make taking a trip back to 2011 worthwhile.
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CELEBRATE HISTORY WITH

PARTNERS IN PRESERVATION
MAAH Welcomes All Visitors
Through its "Doors to History"
Boston campus | 46 Joy Street
Nantucket campus | 29 York Street
Walk through our 19th century doors to the largest collection of historic sites in the country relating to free, pre-Civil War African American communities. Mention Doors to History and receive a free gift (while supplies last). <more>

 
 

 

Image: MAAH Multimedia

 

 

Image: Education at MAAH

 
 

Past Regained for African Meeting House. (BNN News) <video>

Boston's African Meeting House Gets Facelift (WGBH) <video>

Inside Boston's African Meeting House. (WGBH) <video>

<more videos>

 

TEACHERS INSTITUTE:
Freedom Rising 2013 

In partnership with the Boston
Public Schools and Bunker Hill Community College, the Teachers' Summer Institute at MAAH is
a professional development
program for American History
teachers.

<more>

 

 

MAAH MEMBERSHIP IS AVAILABLE YEAR ROUND.
If you are not already a Member, join us today by signing up on-line
or by visiting one of our campuses on Boston's Beacon HIll or on Nantucket.  Thank you
for standing with us as we preserve and share this amazing American history
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