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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Jazz Before Sunset

Sat. | May-October | 5:00pm

NAN | African Meeting House


The Museum reignites the MAAH Music concert series for the upcoming season, once again featuring live performances in the historic African Meeting House that continue the tradition of showcasing musical talent from around the region.


Hosted by Kathy and Neville Richen, Jazz Before Sunset returns with four popular musicians -- Neil Goss (paino/bass), ECliff Graves (drums), Aiden Sherry (guitar) and Jason Sullivan (guitar) taking the stage. Please join us and bring friends and family to enjoy a delightful evening with this spirited jazz quartet. The series continues on the last Saturday of every month through October.


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Spoken Word with Regie Gibson

Fri. | June 23, 2017 | 12:00pm

BOS | African Meeting House


Join us for a brown bag lunch event featuring literary performer and educator Regie Gibson. Meet us at 3 Smith Court to hear a brief talk from National Park Ranger Ryan McNabb on education activist and abolitionist William Cooper Nell who boarded there from 1851 to 1865.


Following the talk, Regie Gibson will perform spoken word inspired by this Nell.


Tickets: $10 Non-MAAH Members/$5 MAAH Members


12:00PM - Tour meets at Smith Court Residences

12:15PM - Spoken Word performance by Regie Gibson in the Susan Paul Room (lower level) of the African Meeting House


Bring your lunch.  The Museum will provide beverages.


Smith Court Residence: 3 Smith Court, Boston, MA 02114


Museum of African American History: 46 Joy Street, Boston, MA 02114


This program is made possible with support from the National Parks of Boston "Art on the Trails to Freedom" initiative, the National Park Service Rivers, Trails, and Conservation Assistance Program, and the New England Foundation for the Arts.



Reading Frederick Douglass

Mon. | July 3, 2017 | 12:00pm

BOS | 54th Massachusetts Regiment Memorial


MAAH Co-Presents Douglass's Fiery July 5, 1852 Speech


Mass Humanities coordinates annual public readings of Frederick Douglass's famous Fourth of July address, "What to the Slavee is the Fourth of July?" with communities and organizations around the state. Members of the public are invited to take turns reading parts of the speech until they have read it all.


This event is free and open to the public


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