Museum of African American History, Boston & Nantucket

Boston, United States

The Museum of African American History in Boston and Nantucket is the largest institution of its kind in New England and is dedicated to sharing the rich legacy of African American accomplishments. For nearly five decades, the Museum’s education programs, exhibits and events have interpreted the economic, literary, educational, political, social, and cultural enterprises of the black communities of Boston and Nantucket from the colonial period through the nineteenth century.

The Museum is the proud steward of four historic sites and two Black Heritage Trails® in Boston and Nantucket. The Museum’s mission is to preserve, conserve, and accurately interpret the contributions of people of African descent in New England from the colonial period through the nineteenth century and those who found common cause with them in pursuit of freedom and justice.

The images and documents in this collection are part of the collections of the Museum of African American History, Boston and Nantucket. Images are made available via Google Cultural Institute for non-commercial use including research and educational purposes. Inquiries regarding publication, high-resolution reproduction, or commercial use of our collections should be directed to the Museum’s Collections Department at

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Museum of African American History46 Joy St
Boston, MA 02114
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