Early America: Africans from Angola and West Africa were brought to Boston in 1638. It was a small group of black men and women. A black community was born. It gained prominence through the 17th, 18th and 19th century. From 1950 to about 1970, redlining and racism caused Blacks to take root and displace the Irish and Jewish people living in the Boston communities of Mattapan, Dorchester and Roxbury. This disruption created a four zip code "Black Boston" part of town.
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AboutBlackBoston Online Viewer Demographics
Viewers reflect Greater Boston's diverse population. Africans, African Americans, Blacks, Whites, Hispanics, Latinos, Brazilians, Portuguese and all people of color come. How do we know? We get out and have conversations, receive photos in email, share social media profiles, conduct advance movie screening seat fills and we're talking to visitors at our digital front doors. 78% during a measurement period are new visitors. A majority are referred by organic SEO.
30% of our viewers are ages 18-24, 38% are 25-34 years old, 18% are 35-44, 17% are 45-54 years old, 15% are 55-64 years old and 4% are 65+. Teens are visiting in small numbers.
The top ten places sending people are: 59% from Boston, 6.81% from Cambridge, Randolph sends 6.59%, Brookline sends 1.98% and a collective 7% arrive from Framingham, Quincy, Malden, Watertown, Milton and Stoughton combined. The Top Five States we get traffic from are: Massachusetts contributes 70%, New York sends 7.23%, California 3.08%, Washington DC District of Columbia 1.69%, and Georgia delivers 1.54% of all viewers to the site. (source: Google Analytics tagged pages, March 15, 2017.)
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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.
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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