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.







With Gratitude

The Museum of African American History is grateful for gifts from its corporate,

foundation, organization, government, and media supporters whose generosity funds

our exhibits, annual educational and public programs, the preservation of

our historic sites, and general operations in Boston and Nantucket.

Anonymous A

1772 Foundation

Action for Boston Community Development

Addison Gallery of American Art

Advanced Energy Research & Technology Center

AECOM Technology

Amelia Peabody Charitable Fund

American Express Foundation

Atlantic Philanthropies, The

AT&T Foundation

Babson College

Bank of America Charitable Foundation, Inc.

Barr Foundation
Bay State Banner

Blackside, Inc.

Blue Cross Blue Shield of Massachusetts

Blue Hills Bank

Boston Cultural Council

Boston Explorers, Inc.

Boston Red Sox Foundation

Browne Fund

Bunker Hill Community College

Cambridge Trust Company

Citizens Bank of Massachusetts

Citizen's Energy Corporation

Clipper Ship Foundation

Cummings Foundation

Dignity Boston

Dividend Investment Club

Eastern Bank

Eaton Vance Management

Edwards Wildman Palmer LLP

Edwin Webster Foundation

EMC Corporation

Emerson College

Fidelity Foundation

Fidelity Investments

Fish Family Foundation

Four Seasons Hotel

Frank Reed & Margaret Jane Peters Memorial Fund

Goodwin Procter LLP

Harold Whitworth Pierce Charitable Trust

Harvard College

Harvard Pilgrim Health Care

Hunt Alternatives Fund

Harvard University

William Randolph Hearst Foundation

Highland Street Foundation

Institute of Museum and Library Services

Isaacson Miller, Inc.

ITG, Inc.

Jane's Trust

John Hancock Financial Services, Inc.

JPMorgan Chase Foundation

Karp Family Foundation

Kathryn Conway Preyer Charitable Lead Unitrust

The Klarman Family Foundation

Liberty Mutual Foundation

Loomis Sayles & Company LP

The Lowell Institute

Lowe’s Charitable & Educational Foundation

Mabel Louise Riley Foundation

Massachusetts Cultural Council

Massachusetts General Hospital

Massachusetts Office of Travel and Tourism

Massachusetts Port Authority

Mintz Levin Cohn Ferris Glovsky and Popeo, PC
The MasterCard Foundation

Mitchell Fund of the National Trust for Historic Preservation

NAACP-Boston Branch

Nantucket Community Preservation Committee

Nantucket Rotary Club

National Council of Negro Women

National Grid Foundation

National Park Service,
Boston African American National Historic Site

National Trust for Historic Preservation

New England Patriots

Norflet Progress Fund

Northeastern University


Partners Healthcare

Plymouth Rock Foundation

Prince Hall Grand Lodge

Pyramis Global Advisors

Roxbury Community College

Smith Family Foundation

Sovereign Bank New England

SPX Foundation

State Street Corporation

State Street Foundation

Suffolk University

Sun Life Assurance Company of Canada (U.S.)

The Ashurst Foundation

The Boston Foundation

The Partnership, Inc.

Theodore H. Cutler Family Charitable Trust

The TJX Companies, Inc.

Tupancy-Harris Foundation

Twelfth Baptist Church, Inc.

Wellesley College

WesBanco, Inc.

West Insurance Agency

Westin Boston Waterfront



Our Corporate Leaders















Our Media Leaders


















As of May 29, 2015



The Legacy Society is a growing network of dedicated individuals who have committed $1,000 or more to the Museum for five years. The annual support of this community sustains the work of the Museum of African American History and upholds the legacy of the founders of the African Meeting House. Members receive special benefits including invitations to member-only events and recognition in Museum programs.

Legacy Society Giving Circle

Anonymous (1)

Jeanne and Levi Adams

Vivian C. Beard

Michael Bentick-Smith

Sandra and Edward Blackman

Audra Bohannon

Milton L. Britton, Jr. and Lori Smith Britton

Michele Courton Brown and Philip Brown

Stephanie Browne

Jacqui and Wayne Budd

Rick and Nonnie Burnes

Katherine Burton Jones

Clayton and Christine Christensen

Meredith and Eugene Clapp

Sandra and Phillip Clay

Rena Clark

Jack Cogan and Mary Cornille

Graham Colditz and Pat Cox

Lydia and John Diamond

Alisa Drayton

Charles S. Dutton

Harron Ellenson and Roger Snow

Angela and George Ellis

Pamela D. Everhart and Karl Coiscou

Mary A. Fernandes

Carmen Fields and Lorenz Finison

Carol and Bernard Fulp

Loretta and David Garrison

Lloyd Garrison *

Marcy Gefter
Lynette Glover and Leslie "Skip" Griffin

Eugene E. Grant

Barbara and Steve Grossman

Cecil H. Guscott

Valerie and Kenneth Guscott

Lisa Guscott

Chandra Harrington

Jason Harris

Leslie E. Harris

Margaret B. Harrison

Brent and Minnie Henry

Sandra Henriquez

Georgine R. Hill *

Norma Dinnall and James Hoyte

Roderick Ireland and Alice Alexander

Derrick Z. Jackson

James Scott and Jackie Jenkins-Scott

Beverly E. Johnson

Stephen and Jill Karp

Hannah L. Kilson

Patricia and Ruben King-Shaw

Sara Lawrence-Lightfoot, Ed.D.

Marcia Lloyd and Daniel Shannon

Anne Lovett and Stephen Woodsum

Valerie and Royall M. Mack, Sr.

Beverly Morgan-Welch

Angela and Keith Motley

Pamela and Charles Ogletree

Maureen and Edward Owens

Elizabeth and Robert Owens

Lee Pelton

A. Robert Phillips

Colette Phillips

Robert H. Prince, Jr.

Vikki L. Pryor

Glendora Mcllwain Putnam

Sharon Reilly

Marita Rivero

George Russell and Faye Sampson-Russell

Macey Russell and Roberta Goganian

Takako G. Sato Salvi

Aisha Francis-Samuels and Clayton Samuels

Helaine A. Simmonds

Gail Snowden

Marcia and Richard Soden

Sylvia Stevens-Edouard and Chelinde Edouard

Cathy and James Stone

Rebecca and Elwin Sykes

Janet and Bruce Taylor

Susan "Sukey" Wagner

Charles E. Walker, Jr., Esq.

Edith L. Walker

Richard C. Walker, III

Roslyn Watson

Bennie and Flash Wiley

Constance and Preston Williams

Sharon and Leon Wilson

Danice L. Woodley