Race in the Public Dialogue
Thurs | November 16, 2017
BOS | African Meeting House
This November, the Museum of African American History hosted Joy Reid and Jelani Cobb for a conversation about race in the public dialogue. This was the first in a series the Museum will continue. Check out the video of the entire dialogue here
First Night Jubilee Concer
Sun | December 31, 2017| 2:00pm
BOS |Trinity Church, Copley Square
Ring in the new year with the Museum of African American History and Handel and Haydn Society's annual celebration of freedom and liberty. Discover the role of Boston's black and white abolitionists that led to President Abraham Lincoln's momentous Emancipation Proclamation, signed January 1, 1863. During this special program, hear powerful stories of the 19th-century African American community on Beacon Hill and the music H+H played for Jubilee celebrations in 1863.
Join MAAH Executive Director Marita Rivero as she sets the stage for historical events, conductor Scott Allen Jarrett leading the H+H Chorus, and National Poetry Slam Champion Regie Gibson breathing life into words of emancipation.
Day of Service and Celebration: In Honor of Rev. Dr. Martin Luther King Jr.
Mon. | January 15, 2018 | 1:00pm
BOS | Location TBA
Each year, the MLK Tribute Concert celebrates Dr. King, the man, the minister, and the humanitarian. Young BYSO musicians' outstanding performances of classical music, spirituals and freedom songs are complemented by the words of Dr. King as spoken by three distinguished community leaders, and culminated by remarks by a keynote speaker.
As keynote speakers, we have been honored to have such leaders as Sonia Sanchez, Dr. Alvin Poussaint, Ernest Green of the Little Rock Nine, Judy Richardson of Eyes on the Prize, and civil rights activist and filmmaker Topper Carew to name a few. Governor Deval Patrick, Chief Justice Roderick Ireland, Boston Poet Laureates Sam Cornish and Danielle Legros Georges, former Orthopaedic Surgeon-in-Chief at Beth Israel Hospital Dr. Augustus White, and WGBH Radio host Eric Jackson are among those who have been featured as readers in previous years.