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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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12/07/2011

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Events

     
   

MAAH MUSIC CONCERT: SOUNDS OF FREEDOM
HiFadility Performs 'Jazz for

Peace, Love and Prosperity'

Thursday | September 18 | 6:00pm

MAAH | 46 Joy Street | Beacon Hill

Award-winning jazz pianist, HiFadility, introduces a new music experience, showcases his diverse talents, and connects generations and genres, from jazz to hip-hop, and <read more>

 
   

FLORENCE LADD ON

THE SPIRIT OF JOSEPHINE
Author Talks About New Book

Inspired by Legendary Performer

Thursday | September 25 | 6:00pm

MAAH | 46 Joy Street | Beacon Hill

Violet Fields, an aging African American singer in Paris clubs and music halls, reflects on her life after decades of separation and alienation from her Kentucky home. In Florence Ladd's new novel, Violet is inspired by Josephine Baker and visited occasionally by the legendary singer's spirit. <more>

 
   

FLORENCE LADD ON

THE SPIRIT OF JOSEPHINE
Author Talks About New Book

Inspired by Legendary Performer

Thursday | September 25 | 6:00pm

MAAH | 46 Joy Street | Beacon Hill 

Commemorating the 50th anniversary of the Civil Rights Act, MAAH and Ford Hall Forum convene a panel of three popular bloggers. WGBH's Callie Crossley leads them in a discussion on the current state of racism and activism in the United States. Featured are Jay Smooth, Spectra Speaks, and Andrew T addressing how far we've come -- or haven't -- since 1964. <more>

 

 

 

Exhibits

     
 

 

Our Next Exhibit Opens Late September 2014

 

Freedom Rising: Reading, Writing, and Publishing Black Books

 

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MAAH IN THE NEWS

Looking good in the Globe

and on the Travel Channel
Find out what the MLK Scholars - our leaders of tomorrow - have been up to this summer. John Hancock featured them in a Boston Globe ad. Also catch the Travel Channel's Monumental Mysteries on Hayden House, one of the highlights of our Black Heritage Trail® on Boston's Beacon Hill.

 
   

NEW FREEDOM RISING PROJECT NEEDS YOUR INPUT
Help MAAH Develop Our First Comprehensive Online Exhibit

The Freedom Rising collection of Civil War images and objects has moved Online. We need YOU to add your voice to this new Digital Collections Project. It's simple and only takes a few minutes.  Log on to Flickr, browse through the exhibit, then post your ideas, comments, key words, and tags. Help make this new resource easily accessible and more meaningful to all visitors, on-site and online. Your participation is critical to our success. Left: Lewis Hayden. <more>

 

 
 
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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>
 
 

Image:  Restored interior of the African Meeting House

 

AFRICAN MEETING HOUSE BEAUTIFULLY RESTORED
Iconic National Historic Landmark 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. Come and lean <more>

 
 

 

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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>

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LOVE TO LEARN AT MAAH!
Interactive Prograns: Rooted in the Past and Connected to the Present

The Museum's education programs offer fun for all age groups and are rooted in our historic sites, past and present exhibitions, and rich scholarly research.  Our series of hands-on, interactive activities and programs are designed to engage educators, students, families, and organizations serving youth, and to meet Massachusetts’s Social Studies Framework and Common Core curriculum standards.  <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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13-17 yrs - $3.00

Seniors 62+ - $3.00

 
 
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