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The Museum of African American History is dedicated to preserving, conserving and accurately interpreting the contributions of African Americans in New England from the colonial period through the 19th century.

 

AMH-Press Kit

12/07/2011

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 Events

   

LEGENDARY 'BLACK ARTS'

POET ASKIA  M. TOURE

 

From the Pyramids to the Projects...

 

New date | Thursday | March 12 | 6pm

46 Joy Street | Beacon Hill 

 

Award-winning poet, author, activist, and educator tells fascinating stories of civil rights campaigns and founding the 'Black Arts' movement with Amiri Baraka, Larry Neal, and Sonia Sanchez. His award-

winning books include From the Pyramids to the Projects, From the Projects to the Stars and Dawn Song. <more>

 
   

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BOB MOSES

 

Black Votes Matter

 

New date | Thurday | April 2 | 6pm

46 Joy Street | Beacon Hill

 

Bob Moses initiated voter registration

drives and Freedom Schools as a visionary grass roots organizer and

student leader during the Mississippi Freedom Summer Project. His work earned a MacArthur "Genius Grant," used to launch The Algebra Project. <more>

 

 Exhibits

   

TRACE THE HISTORY OF

BLACK LITERATURE!

 

Freedom Rising: Reading, Writing

and Publishing Black Books

 

Black Books celebrates the rich tradition of African American literature. Through

a new exhibit featuring our collection of rare books and programming, we tell stories of black authors from the Colonial era through the 20th century. See how they have inspired writers over the years to use words as agents of social change. Photo: Phillis Wheatley. <more>

 

 

 What's New

   

BANK OF AMERICA OFFERS

A GIFT THAT LASTS ALL YEAR

 

Museums on Us Weekends in

Boston and Nantucket

   

The first full weekend of every month, Bank of America® and Merril Lynch® cardholders receive FREE admission to our historic sites. Click for more on <Boston> | <Nantucket>

 
   

FREEDOM RISING

COLLECTION NOW ONLINE

 
View Images from MAAH's Comprehensive Civl War Exhibit

 

Rare and powerful images from the museum's Freedom Rising Civil War collection have moved Online. We invite you to log on to Flickr, browse through images from the exhibit, then post your ideas, comments, key words, and tags. Help make this new resource easily accessible and more meaningful for all visitors, on-site and online. Photo: Lewis Hayden. <more>

 
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2014 Living Legends

Belafonte and Burnham

  GREAT PHOTOS ON FLICKR:
Highlights from MAAH Events
Now Available for Online Viewing

Did you miss the Living Legends Awards honoring Harry Belafonte, Hon. Margaret Burnham, and Hon. Thomas M. Menino? No worries! We have uploaded a photo gallery of these and other programs and events onto our Flickr page. Please be sure to check back as there are more treasured moments to be shared soon!  Click here to see photo albums for First Night Jubilee Concerts and Freedom Rising events, including lectures, MAAH Music and <more>
 
 

Image:  Restored interior of the African Meeting House

 

AFRICAN MEETING HOUSE BEAUTIFULLY RESTORED
Iconic National Historic Landmark Returned to 1855 Appearance
A memorable celebration marked the rededication of the pristenely restored African Meeting House on Beacon Hill. Descendants of abolitionist giants and moving music performances, including Sweet Honey in the Rock, make taking a trip back to 2011 worthwhile.
<more>

 
   

CELEBRATE HISTORY WITH

PARTNERS IN PRESERVATION
MAAH Welcomes All Visitors
Through its "Doors to History"
Boston campus | 46 Joy Street
Nantucket campus | 29 York Street
Walk through our 19th century doors to the largest collection of historic sites in the country relating to free, pre-Civil War African American communities. Come and lean <more>

 
 

 

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Image: Education at MAAH

 
 

Past Regained for African Meeting House. (BNN News) <video>

Boston's African Meeting House Gets Facelift (WGBH) <video>

Inside Boston's African Meeting House. (WGBH) <video>

<more videos>

 

LOVE TO LEARN AT MAAH!
Interactive Prograns: Rooted in the Past and Connected to the Present

The Museum's education programs offer fun for all age groups and are rooted in our historic sites, past and present exhibitions, and rich scholarly research.  Our series of hands-on, interactive activities and programs are designed to engage educators, students, families, and organizations serving youth, and to meet Massachusetts’s Social Studies Framework and Common Core curriculum standards.  <more>

 

 

MAAH MEMBERSHIP IS AVAILABLE YEAR ROUND.
If you are not already a Member, join us today by signing up on-line
or by visiting one of our campuses on Boston's Beacon HIll or on Nantucket.  Thank you
for standing with us as we preserve and share this amazing American history
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VISIT MAAH
IN BOSTON &

NANTUCKET:

$5.00
Members - Free

12 yrs & Under - Free

13-17 yrs - $3.00

Seniors 62+ - $3.00

 
 
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