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    New Rep production of August Wilson's Fences

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    Nubian Square intersections, the heart of Boston's African American cultural, civic and political legacy, is in Roxbury. Further up on Blue Hill Avenue, Pure Oasis, the first Black-owned cannabis retail store Boston opened in Grove Hall. AboutBlackBostonOnline offers Black heritage tours. We print listings of things to do, places to go free workshops, Black sightseeing tours, Black night clubs, Black museums, Black-owned restaurants, theater venues, dance show listings and news about Blacks in Boston who are making moves.

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    Martha's Vineyard Black Tour

    This unique narrated, guided tour treats you to a Black Martha's Vineyard experience. You'll see tourist magnet sections and its bucolic, rural terrain. The tour guide teaches you about the special African American culture and Black heritage of Martha's Vineyard island. Plan for a riding tour with stops of four hours in an air-conditioned tour van. This multi-cultural island has fantastic African American story. The island is no longer used for target practice by the military.

    You'll learn about Martha's Vineyard, its gingerbread houses, and the towns of Edgartown, Oaks Bluff, Vineyard Haven, West Tisbury, the famous Black beach Inkwell Beach. We visit the awesome red cliffs of GayHead and its Lighthouse and see the seafood at the Menemsha fish shacks.You will go up island, down island, see the Cousins African American art gallery, the shops, the restaurants, the lifestyles and more.

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    National Black Doll Museum, 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.
    The Museum of the National Center of Afro-American Artists (NCAAA)
    Roxbury, (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.

    COOPER GALLERY Cambridge
    - 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
    Downtown, 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.


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    Africa Gallery Cambridge
    African wildlife captured centuries ago
    Harvard Museum of Natural History
    26 Oxford Street
    Cambridge, MA

    Massachusetts Historical Society
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    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
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    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.

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

    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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    Our local television networks have African American hosts, producers, directors, and technical personnel working at them. The employment numbers have fell over the years. Here's the longest running..

    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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