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.












Events @ MAAH






Boston (BOS) | Nantucket (NAN)

Featured Programs (scroll down for DAILY CALENDAR)

Black Heritage Trail®

Ranger-Guided Walking Tours

Spring/Summer 2017

BOS | Shaw/54th Regiment Memorial

Free | Schedule to be Announced


Meet your interpretive ranger from the National Park Service Boston African American National Historic Site for a walking tour through Boston’s free African American community of the 19th century. Its residents and visitors led the nation in the movement to end slavery and to achieve equal rights. Tours only available on request during off seasons. Admission by donation. <more>

Voices of Freedom

Sun. | April 9, 2017 | 4pm

BOS | Vilna Shul



Join us for this extraordinary multicultural event featuring three choirs: the Zamir Chorale of Boston, America’s foremost Jewish choral ensemble; VOICES 21C, a diverse choir dedicated to positive interactions, social justice, and global understanding; and the Boston Community Gospel Choir, led by Brother Dennis Slaughter. This program is a partnership between the Museum of African American History and Vilna Shul. (Pictured above: Dennis L. Slaughter founding director of the Boston Community Choir.)


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"Walk With Me: The Trials of Damon Keith"

Thurs. | April 13, 2017 | 6:30pm

BOS | African Meeting House


Join us for a screening of this award-winning documentary that tells the story of ten extraordinary years, four groundbreaking cases, and one unconventional federal judge whose rulings forever changed the face of civil rights in the United States. The film’s director, Jesse Nesser, is a graduate of Marlboro College and will be present for the screening.


This event is sponsored by Marlboro College. Admission is free.


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