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May 23rd - Hip-Hop at Strand Theatre Boston Hip Hop artist Boston Calling Protest Concert
HipStory is excited to announce it’s newest event, “Boston’s Answering.” $15 admission with incredible talented Boston born and bred artists - HIPSTORY.ORG

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    • The Roxbury Internationl Film Festival June 19-23

    • ENCORE Casino Resort Boston, opens in June

    • The Newport Jazz Festival, Newport RI, August 2-4

    • Run and Shoot African American Film Festival
      on Martha's Vineyard, August 5-10

    • Sightseeing tours prices start at $18 child, $40 adult.
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    • Free Boston Black Heritage Trail Walking tour
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    May 23rd - The Black Studies Reading Room

    Hosted by Trident Booksellers and Cafe, The Black Studies Reading Room is a monthly conversation on black literature and thought. Book topics will range from black feminism and critical race theory, to art of the African Diaspora and family histories. The Black Studies Reading Room is coordinated by Jovonna Jones, PhD candidate in African & African American Studies at Harvard University. Coming up Thursday, May 23, 2019 - 7:00pm at 338 Newbury Street, Boston, MA 02115. FREE and open to the public.

    June 2nd - Caribbean American Heritage Festival

    June 19th -The Urban Lab convenes a Juneteenth Celebration at the Museum of Fine Art - mfa.org

    June 22nd - BAMSFEST Boston Art, Music and Soul Festival at the Franklin Park Playstead outdoors. 18 local bands perform with vendors of food and merchandise
    June 30th - Vegan Pot Luck BBQ, everyone is invited to Fowler Clark Epstein Farm at 487 Norfolk Street Mattapan, MA 02126. A donation is requested.

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    Preview Black book releases and the Boston book store list. See Well Read Black Girl news and a multimedia reel about the Best Male Writers of 2018. To have your book or publication reviewed and possibly featured, please send an email to Public Relations at PR@BLACKBOSTON.COM and put [book release] in the subject line of your email.

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Black Museums and Art Galleries

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)
(617) 442-8614

300 Walnut Avenue, Boston, MA 02119.

Under the directorship of Edmund Barry Gaither NCAAA fosters and presents the finest in contemporary, visual and performing arts from the global Black world. Update 4/2019 news - Abbotsford, the 19th century mansion that houses The Museum, was awarded $850,000 toward the $1,135,500 needed to replace its roof and perform urgently needed flashing and masonry repairs. Donations to the restricted fund are encouraged. Donate to NCAAA.

- New HOURS! Mon-Fri 11AM-6PM.

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

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.

Broadway Theaters 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

calling all poets


Poet in Chief
The new City of Boston official Poet Laureate is Porsha Olayiwola. Congratulations.
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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.

Boston Haitian Community Connections
contributed by artist and educator Rhea Dunn

  • Haitian American Chamber of Commerce web site

  • Association of Haitian Women in Boston - web site

  • Haitian Cultural and Non-Profit Resources - web site

  • BostonFETE web site

  • HAITIAN EVENTS weekly updates - web site


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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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