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Newport Jazz Wrap

guitar music man on AboutBlackBostononline.comNewport Jazz Festival 2018 has ended. Founded in 1954, @NewportJazzFest ‏was the "first annual american jazz festival."

Thanks for supporting the AboutBlackBoston.org Getaways / WBGO Boston day trip and festival ticket promotional offer. The Fabulous Newport and The Gilded Age: Day Tour from Boston ($89) is currently running. View the itinerary here. You'll see the self-service booking info.

Broadway theatres in Boston

ArtsEmerson
617.824.8400

A.R.T. American Repertory Theater
617.266.0800

The LOEB Drama Center
617.547.8300

Company One
617.292.7110

Hibernian Hall
617.541.3900

Huntington Theatre Company
617.266.0800

MASS MOCA
413.662.2111

Origination AFRICAN Dance
617.522.3900

Shubert Theater Boch Center
866.348.9738

Tony Williams Urban Nutcracker
617.524.3066

Black Museums

National Black Doll Museum, Mansfield, MA
(774) 284-4729

www.nbdmhc.org

The National Black Doll Museum of History and Culture sponsored by the Doll E. Daze Project & Museum Inc., opened its doors in historic downtown Mansfield, Mass July of 2012. The museum celebrates black history through the eyes of a doll collector. Location: 288 N Main St, Mansfield, MA 02048.
The Museum of the National Center of Afro-American Artists (NCAAA)

Under the directorship of Edmund Barry Gaither NCAAA fosters and presents the finest in contemporary, visual and performing arts from the global Black world. Visitors info: 300 Walnut Avenue, Boston, MA 02119, (617) 442-8614. Hours Tuesday-Sunday 1:00 pm-5:00 pm.


COOPER GALLERY
617-496-5777


African and Afro-American art, lecture topics, exhbitions

The Ethelbert Cooper Gallery for African and African American Art is directed by Henry Louis Gates, author, professor and host of the popular PBS Network TV shows "Finding your Roots," and "Africa's Civilization, " gallery activities are free and open to the general public. View contemporary and historical exhibitions and installations of African and African American art. Attend lectures presented by guest curators, faculty, artists, students, and distinguished visiting scholars. Hours Tu-Sat 10am - 5pm, Harvard Sq, Mt Auburn Street Cambridge, MA.
Museum of African American History
The African Meeting House

www.maah.org Beacon Hill
(617) 725-0022

Museum of African Amerian History in Boston
Visit MAAH, a landmark site maintained by the National Park Service and experience its restored African Meeting House church. The Abiel Smith School is there. Its located on Beacon Hill a neighborhood that was the heart of 19th-century Black Boston in 1855. You can walk into the nation's oldest public school for African American children and learn from exhibit galleries, educational programs, a museum store and more. There is also a site on Cape Cod's Nantucket Island.

Massachusetts Historical Society
www.masshist.org

The MHS collections are particularly well-known for extensive holdings of personal papers from three presidents: John Adams, John Quincy Adams, and Thomas Jefferson. The collections contain many famous documents including Paul Revere's own account of his famous ride. In 1854, the Massachusetts Anti-Slavery Society sponsored a Fourth of July rally in Framingham, Mass. Noted abolitionists, including William Lloyd Garrison, Sojourner Truth, and Henry David Thoreau, addressed the crowd. Garrison burned copies of the 1850 Fugitive Slave Law and the U.S. Constitution, which he called "a covenant with death and an agreement with hell."

Black New England Heritage Trail
www.blackheritagetrailnh.org

Telling New Hampshire’s forgotten stories, BHTNH covers the docks of Portsmouth, where merchants engaged in the trans-Atlantic slave trade unloaded their cargo, to the northern border with Canada where many escaping captives found their first moment of freedom and more. For more than 300 years, the lives of African people and their descendants have been a part of New Hampshire’s history. The Black Heritage Trail of New Hampshire works to open hearts and minds for a deeper understanding of who we are as a collective and to recognize that we share a uniquely American heritage.

Hear Ye

POETRY

Poet in Chief
Writer and Poet Danielle Legros Georges is the City of Boston's official Poet Laureate raising the status of poetry every day. Danielle is an advocate for poetry, language and the arts.

Black Boston Poet Laureate is Haitian
Danielle Legros Georges is a professor in the Creative Arts and Learning Division at Lesley University. Her areas of academic interest include arts and education, contemporary American poetry, African-American poetry, Caribbean literature and studies, and literary translation.



Lizard Lounge Poetry Slam - Every Sunday.
Doors open at 7:30pm with a poetry slam. The Lizard Lounge club and bar, 1667 Massachusetts Ave., Central Square, Cambridge.
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BLACK BOSTON TV offers local, and regional programming choices. The WGBH Basic Black series show is the longest running public affairs television program in Boston. BNN-TV Channel 23 is Boston's Public Access tv station offering a full slate of programming by people of color.
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The Museum of Afro-American History on Beacon Hill offers guided tours while exhibiting Colonial African American life in Boston.
The Robert Gould Shaw and U.S. 54th Regiment Memorial nearby has Civil War figures of Shaw and his decorated posse.

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