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2007 Calendar of Events

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April 11, 2007
2007 Annual Meeting

Dr. Adelaide Cromwell Guest Speaker

Join us for the Museum's Annual Meeting with special guest speaker Dr. Adelaide Cromwell, reading from her new book Unveiled Voices, Unvarnished Memories: The Cromwell Family in Slavery and Segregation 1692- 1972, Dr. Cromwell provides an unprecedented view of how one black family thought, strived, and survived in American society from the seventeenth century to the twentieth century.

Copies of the book will be available for purchase at the event and also in our Museum Store.

March 2, 2007
7:00-Dinner and Awards
200th Anniversary Living Legends Awards Gala

On Friday, March 2, 2007 Bank of America, Blue Cross and Blue Shield of Massachusetts and the Museum of African American History will host the 200th Anniversary Living Legends Award Gala.  This extraordinary gathering features a spirited reception, historical tableaux, dinner and dancing. 

The highlight of the program will be the presentation of the 2007 Living Legends Awards to:

Kenny Gamble
Gamble and Huff music producers and composers

Earl Graves
Founder of Black Enterprise magazine

Glendora Putnam
Former Chair of the Massachusetts Commission Against Discrimination

Honorary Chairpersons
Governor Deval Patrick and Diane Patrick

Robert F. Gallery,
Massachusetts Market President Bank of America
Cleve Killingsworth,
CEO Blue Cross Blue Shield of Massachusetts 

The Four Seasons Hotel, 200 Boylston Street, Downtown Boston

     William Nell Supporter $500

  • 1 VIP ticket to the gala, VIP reception and valet parking and listing in the souvenir program.

Individual $200

  • 1 ticket to the gala awards dinner and the gala reception.
February 8, 15, 20 and 22
10:30 and 12:30 shows
Meet the Abolitionists

Celebrate Black History Month Everyday at the Museum!

Meet Frederick Douglass, Ellen Craft, Susan Paul and Lewis Hayden at the Museum this month!

Each week one of these historical figures will be portrayed by an experienced actor who will share the insights of some of their greatest and conflicting moments through a riveting performance.

February 8  - 
Robert Roberts (portrayed by Guy Peartree)
10:30 and 12:30

February 15 - Frederick Douglas
10:30 Only

February 20 - Ellen Craft (portrayed by Marcia Estabrook)
10:30 and 12:30

February 22 - Lewis Hayden - (portrayed by Aaron Pitre)
10:30 Only

This event is sponsored by Shaws Supermarkets