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AFROFUTURISM at MAAH Friday & Saturday, Sept 21,21st

Lecture & conversations with Professor John Jennings on Black Comix begins at 6:30 p.m. Discussions and FREE workshops on Saturday about Afro-Futurism, graphic novels, and independent black publishing.
image by John Jennings Black Comics at the
image by John Jennings
REGISTER HERE(free) for the Saturday Workshops featuring: John Jennings "Vibrant Thing: Coloring Comics on the IPad Pro;" Barrington S. Edwards "Rendering the Future; Conceptual and Technical Methods;" Joel Christian Gill "Semiotics, Storytelling, and the Language of Comic;" Cagen Luse "Black Nerds Unite! Social media publishing and networking in the digital age;" Jabari Asim "We Can't Breathe: Using Our Stories to Protect our Future;" Jerry Craft "Representing our people: A creator's journey from self-publishing to the mainstream."


Oct 16th King Legacy Night gala tickets at MFA Boston are going fast!

400 of 600 have already been sold. The event raises money for the MLK Boston Common memorial art installation and long term community educational programming project. The event will bring iconic civil rights leaders - Harry Belafonte, Bakari Sellers, C.T. Vivian, as well as entertainment by the New England Conservatory of Music's gospel choir, four-time Grammy winner, Esperanza Spalding, a special performance by pop icon Taylor Dayne, and a concert performance by one of the top-selling musical groups of all time, Earth, Wind & Fire.
Tickets are $475 -- $1,000.00
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a National Black Theatre and Hi-Arts Production
playing at ArtsEmerson
written and performed by LIZA JESSIE PETERSON
starts OCTOBER 17 – 28, 2018
ArtsEmerson Theatre
ArtsEmerson, Boston’s leading presenter of contemporary world theatre, is thrilled to welcome the first U.S. tour of National Black Theatre and Hi-ARTS’s timely and urgent production, The Peculiar Patriot. Inspired by her decades-long work with prison populations, including on the notorious Riker’s Island, Liza Jessie Peterson’s one-woman show unpacks the human impact of mass incarceration in America.

The production runs two weeks at the Emerson Paramount Center’s Jackie Liebergott Black Box, located at 559 Washington Street in downtown Boston.

Tickets can be purchased for $60 online at, by phone at 617.824.8400.

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Broadway theatres in Boston


A.R.T. American Repertory Theater

The LOEB Drama Center

Company One

Hibernian Hall

Huntington Theatre Company


Origination AFRICAN Dance

Shubert Theater Boch Center

Tony Williams Urban Nutcracker

Black Museums

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

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.


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 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

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

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.

calling all poets


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.

MEDIA - Television and Black Museums


Blacks on TV
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.

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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