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.





Image: Experience the newly restored African Meeting House - click on image to learn more about this historic restoration.



Help us thank our....




Special thanks to our 2013 Living Legends Awards Sponsors:


William Lloyd Garrison Underwriter
J.P. Morgan
Maria Stewart Partner
EMC Corporation
Robert K. Kraft,
New England Patriots Foundation
Plymouth Rock Assurance Corporation
State Street Corporation
Jim and Cathleen Stone

Absalom Boston Associate
Bank of America
BlueCross BlueShield of Massachusetts
Emerson College
Liberty Mutual Group Inc.
Pyramis Global Advisors, a Fidelity
Investments Company
Sylvia Stevens-Edouard and Chelinde Edouard
Suffolk University
Sun Life Financial
Louis and Alona Wilson

Lewis Hayden Proprietor
Bunker Hill Community College
Karp Family Foundation
Massachusetts General Hospital
Robert and Elizabeth Owens
Greg and Michelle Shell
WGBH Educational Foundation

William Nell Supporters
Babson College
Robert L. Beal, The Beal Companies
Butlers Hole Fund at The Boston Foundation
Cambridge Trust Company
Phillip and Cassandra Clay
Harron Ellenson and Roger Snow
Carmen Fields and Lorenz Finison
Harvard University Office of the
Assistant to the President
Joyce and William Fletcher
James Hoyte, of Counsel, ADS Ventures
Elizabeth L. Johnson
Edward and Maureen Owens
Robert and Elizabeth Pozen
Richard and Marcia Soden

We also thank the following corporate, foundation

and government partners who provide current education,

public program and exhibit support.



1772 Foundation
Action for Boston Community Development
The Atlantic Philanthropies
Balfour Foundation
Bank of America Charitable Foundation, Inc.
American Express
Anonymous B
Bay State Banner
Blue Cross Blue Shield of Massachusetts
Boston Chapter Girlfriends, Inc.
The Boston Foundation
Boston Housing Authority
The Boston Globe
Boston Red Sox Foundation
Boston University African American Studies Center
Boston University School of Law
Cambridge At Home
Cambridge Trust Company
Cardinal Health Foundation, Inc.
Charles River Ventures
Citizens Bank of Massachusetts
DentaQuest Foundation
Dignity Boston
Distrigas of Massachusetts LLC
Dividend Investment Club, The
Druker Company, Ltd
Eaton Vance Management
Edwin Webster Foundation
EMC Corporation
Fish Family Foundation
Frank Reed & Margaret Jane Peters Memorial Fund I, Bank of America, N.A., Trustee

Four Seasons Hotel – Boston
Goodwin Procter LLP
Greater Boston Convention and Visitors Bureau
Harron & Associates
Harvard Medical School
Harvard University
Highland Street Foundation
The William Randolph Hearst Foundation
Hemenway & Barnes
Interpretations Past & Present
Isaacson Miller, Inc.
John Hancock Financial Services, Inc.
J.P. Morgan

  Law Offices of David B. Feldman
Lawyers Weekly
Liberty Mutual Foundation
Loomis Sayles & Company LP
Mabel Louise Riley Foundation
Massachusetts Cultural Council
Massachusetts Cultural Facilities Fund
Massachusetts General Hospital
Massachusetts Housing Investment
Mayor’s Office of Arts Tourism and Special Events
Nantucket Community Preservation Committee
Nantucket Cottage Hospital
National Council of Negro Women
National Grid
National Park Service
National Trust for Historic Preservation
New England Development
New England Patriots
Nonprofit Finance Fund
Onyx Spectrum Technology, Inc.
The Partnership, Inc.
Perspective Photo
Public Welfare Foundation
Pyramis Global Advisors
Raytheon Company
RMD Productions
Roxbury Community College
Royall House & Slave Quarters
SeaGrille Restaurant
Shawmut Design and Construction
Sovereign Bank New England
Staples, Inc.
State Street Corporation
Suffolk University
Sun Life
Sweet Honey in the Rock
TD Bank
Touch 106.1 FM
The TJX Companies, Inc.
Tupancy-Harris Foundation
Twelfth Baptist Church, Inc.
Urban Strategy America Fund
Verizon Foundation
Vineyard Brands
WesBanco, Inc.
West Insurance Agency
WGBH Educational Foundation
Williamson & Melendez


The Museum of African American History highlights the powerful story of community leaders, activists, and ordinary citizens who helped to shape this nation’s history from the Colonial Period through the 19th century. Showcasing the contributions of African Americans individually and collectively, the Museum presents stories that have been largely overlooked in American history.

Make a donation today to insure that the legacy of the black men and women who committed themselves to securing the promise of the Constitution will be preserved for generations to come.

The Museum of African American History is a 501(c)(3) non-profit organization.
Your donation to the Museum is tax deductible. To make a gift of stock, a memorial gift or tribute, or to create a living trust, please contact Lori Smith Britton, Major Gifts Consultant,


To donate online please click here or print our donation form and mail your gift now.


Museum of African American History
14 Beacon Street, Suite 719
Boston, MA 02108


Illustration: courtesy of Library of Congress