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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.

 

 

MAAH Past Events

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ArtROX!

Sunday, December 12, 11am-6pm  

Free and open to the public

Shop local and support local artists at the annual Holiday Affair. This unique one-day gift show features artists from around Greater Roxbury and Greater Boston. Buy in the 'Bury and make it an Affair to remember.

Roxbury Center for Arts at Hibernian Hall
184 Dudley St, Roxbury, MA 02119

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Saturday, November 20, 2010
3:00 p.m.

Massachusetts Black Librarians Network

Presents

The 13th Annual Karen L. Williams Lecture

BLACK JACKS:
African-Americans in the Time of Sail

By

W. Jeffrey Bolster

Distinguished
Author, Professor and Historian
* * *
This seminal work on naval and maritime history takes us back to the days when skilled and master seamen of color were the norm, not the exception.

Dr. Bolster is an Associate Professor of History at the University of New Hampshire. He has held the James H. Hayes and Claire Short Chair in the Humanities

(2002-2007).

Dudley Branch Library
65 Warren St.
Roxbury, MA 02119
www.bpl.org

For more information contact MBLN at 617-521-2798

Visit us on Facebook or at:
www.massblacklib.org


John Brown (1800 - 1859)

Thursday, December 2, 2010

6:00 p.m.

Boston African American National Historic Site
and the
Museum of African American History
present

Lunatic or Saint?: A Look at John Brown’s Boston

On December 2nd, 1859, John Brown was hanged for treason after failing to incite a slave rebellion at Harper’s Ferry. His raid is considered one of the final catalysts that led the nation to Civil War. Join us on the anniversary of his death as we look back at John Brown’s Boston, his strong ties to the abolitionist community here, and the divisions within the city that followed both his raid and execution.

This presentation will be led by Park Ranger Dana Smith and is the first program in our Civil War Lecture series scheduled for the Winter/Spring season.

This event will be held at the

Museum of African American History’s

Abiel Smith School
46 Joy Street
Beacon Hill, Boston, MA

Judy Richardson
Atlanta Toddle House
Sit-in 1963, photo Danny Lyon

Thursday, October 21, 2010

5:30 pm Reception
6:00 pm Program
Book signing following program
46 Joy Street, Beacon Hill

The Museum of African American History Presents

Sisters in the Struggle
Women in the Civil Rights Movement

 

Judy Richardson and Janet Jemmott Moses
Two remarkable women served on the front lines of the Civil Rights Movement in Richardson and Moses contributed to a new book, Hands on the Freedom Plow: Personal Accounts by Women in SNCC, intense stories of 52 courageous women in this monumental struggle for social change. Richardson’s lucrative producing career includes Henry Hampton’s Eyes on the Prize to the Museum’s introductory film, Building on a Firm Foundation. Moses was an organizer in Mississippi during the movement and went on to become a pediatrician.

Books on sale in Museum Store
Members receive a 10% discount

Admission: Museum Members - Free
Non Members - $5.00

Become a Member

Lorenz J. Finison

Thursday, September 23, 2010

5:30 pm

The Museum of African American History
and
the Beacon Hill Scholars

present

Boston’s Black Bicyclists of the 1890s
with Lorenz J. Finison

Beacon Hill was a hub of black bicyclists in the 1890s. Learn about the Riverside Cycling Club (RCC), an all-black club formed in 1893 with a membership largely from Beacon Hill and Cambridge. Learn about Kittie Knox, a seamstress who won prizes for her cycling costumes and who challenged the League of American Wheelmen’s “color bar” and about Robert Teamoh, the Boston newspaper writer and photographer, and state legislator, who obtained a legislative resolution denouncing the “color bar. “ Also hear about the Bicycle Corps of Company L, Sixth Regiment, Massachusetts Volunteer Militia and its place in Beacon Hill history.

Lorenz Finison currently teaches program and policy evaluation in the Doctor of Public Health program at BU School of Public Health. He is Principal of SigmaWorks, a consulting firm specializing in health, education and workforce assessment, planning and evaluation. A founding board member of Cycling Through History: The Massachusetts African American Heritage Bike Route, Larry has a strong interest in the social history of cycling and social protest movements.

46 Joy Street
Beacon Hill, Boston

 

Saturday, September 16, 2010

2:00 pm

UMass Boston, Campus Center, Alumni Lounge

Distance and Home: African American Family Life in Late-19th Century Nantucket

Ames Fellow Lecture with Teresa D. Bulger, 2010 James Bradford Ames Fellow. PhD Candidate, Department of Anthropology, University of California, Berkeley explores the development and change of African American family life on Nantucket over the course of the late-19th century, as various family members stayed on the island, others left for places like New York and California, and returned after years elsewhere. This lecture provides a holistic perspective of these families, tracing the successes and crises they faced in the complicated economic, political, and social context of the post-bellum north.


NOTE: This lecture will also be presented on Nantucket on September 18 at the African Meeting House, 27 York Street.

In search of your

African American Roots

Thursday, September 9, 2010

5:30 pm

The Museum of African American History
and
the New England Historic Genealogical Society.

present

In Search of Your African American Roots

with Mary Blauss Edwards
of the New England Historic Genealogical Society

An introduction to research methods and sources for African American and Cape Verdean family research

Mary Blauss Edwards will discuss collecting family traditions and records, and researching pre-Civil War records for enslaved and free persons of color. Participants will learn about websites, databases, and digital collections available for researching African American Families.

Mary Blauss Edwards has degrees from Brown University and Northeastern University. Her interests include New England, African American, and Boston Irish genealogical research.

This program is presented in collaboration with the New England Historic Genealogical Society.

46 Joy Street

Beacon Hill, Boston

Terry E. Brown

Wednesday, August 18, 2010

5:30pm

 

Carmen Fields, Chair
Museum of African American History
and
Cassius Cash, Superintendent
Boston National Historical Park and
Boston African American National Historic Site
U. S. National Park Service

Cordially Invite You to Welcome

Terry E. Brown, Site Manager
Boston African American National Historic Site

Terry E. Brown is the new Site Manager of the Boston African American National Historic Site (BOAF). Mr. Brown spent most of his childhood living in Europe with his parents who served in the U.S. Army. He first worked with the National Park Service in 1992 as a Park Guide during his sophomore year in college. Rising through the ranks, in 2008, he became Supervisory Park Ranger with the National Mall and Memorial Parks in Washington, D.C.

46 Joy Street

Beacon Hill, Boston

History Happy Hour

Summer Book Club

Program

Dr. Bernard Powers

Thursday, July 22, 2010

5:30 pm


Along the Southern Freedom Trail with Robert Smalls

with

Dr. Bernard E. Powers, Professor of History,
College of Charleston (South Carolina).

Author of Black Charlestonians:
A Social History 1822-1885.

Dr. Powers will speak about Robert Smalls' life in South Carolina. Powers appeared in the PBS film series, Slavery in the Making of America.

Book signing following program.

46 Joy Street
Beacon Hill, Boston

History Happy Hour

Summer Book Club

Program

Professor Charles Ogletree

Monday, July 19, 2010

5:30 pm

The Presumption of Guilt: The Arrest of Henry Louis Gates, Jr. and Race, Class and Crime in America

with

Professor Charles Ogletree

Charles Ogletree is the Jesse Climenko Professor of Law at Harvard Law School and the founding and executive director of the Charles Hamilton Houston Institute for Race and Justice at the law school. He will discuss his latest book on the controversial arrest of Henry Louis Gates, Jr. in Cambridge, Massachusetts in the summer of 2009.

Book signing following program.

46 Joy Street
Beacon Hill, Boston

From Slavery to Congress:

The Irrepressible Rise of Robert Smalls of South Carolina

Philip Dray

Thursday, June 29, 2010

5:30 pm

Lecture and book signing with Philip Dray, author of Capitol Men: The Epic Story of Reconstruction Through the Lives of the First Black Congressmen, a New York Times Notable Book and winner of the Peter Seaborg Award for Civil War Scholarship.

46 Joy Street
Beacon Hill, Boston

From Slavery to

Freedom

Dr. Evelyn Brooks Higginbotham

Thursday, May 20, 2010

5:30 pm

Lecture and book signing with Dr. Evelyn Brooks Higginbotham, Victor S. Thomas Professor of History and Chair, African and African American Studies, Harvard University, who will talk about her recently completed contemporized version of John Hope Franklin’s classic text, From Slavery to Freedom.

46 Joy Street
Beacon Hill, Boston

Being a Descendent of Congressman

Robert Smalls

Michael Moore

Thursday, May 13, 2010

5:30 pm

Great-great Grandson, Michael Moore, will discuss his experience as the descendent of this remarkable leader as we recognize the 148th anniversary of the daring escape on the Planter.

46 Joy Street
Beacon Hill, Boston

Annual Meeting

of the Museum of African American History

Cassius Cash

Wednesday, April 28, 2010

5:30 pm

Featuring Cassius Cash, newly-appointed superintendent of Boston National Historical Park and Boston African American National Historic Site.

46 Joy Street
Beacon Hill, Boston

 

Dr. W. Jeffrey Bolster

Escape by Sea

With Dr. W. Jeffrey Bolster

Author of Black Jacks:

African American Seamen in the Age of Sail.

The award-winning book, Black Jacks: African American Seamen in the Age of Sail, is the definitive work on the maritime history of 18th and 19th century African Americans. The daring act of Robert Smalls and his accomplices is the quintessential story of blacks escaping slavery via the waterways.

Wednesday, April 14, 2010

5:30 pm

46 Joy Street
Beacon Hill, Boston

Professor Charles Ogletree

Professor Charles Ogletree

Carole A. Simpson

Carole A. Simpson

Derrick Z. Jackson

Derrick Z. Jackson

View Programs

@

The Museum of African American History
presents


Profiles in Color

One-on-one interviews conducted by
Carole Simpson

Leader-in-Residence,
Emerson College School of Communications
Three-time Emmy-award winning ABC News Anchor
and Senior Correspondent

Wednesday, February 24, 2010

6:30 pm interview with

Professor Charles Ogletree
Jessie Climenko Professor of Law, Harvard Law School
and Founding and Executive Director of the
Charles Hamilton Houston Institute for Race and Justice

Thursday, March 18, 2010

6:30 pm interview with

Derrick Z. Jackson
Columnist for the Boston Globe and photographer of
From Iowa to the White House*

@ 5:30 pm, Both Events will feature a

Guided tour of exhibition

From Iowa to the White House, with
Derrick Z. Jackson. Refreshments provided.

*From Iowa to the White House: Historic Photos of President Obama on display at the
Museum of African American History through March 20.


Profiles in Color is a program that provides an intimate look into the lives of prominent African Americans, both locally and nationally. Previous interviewees include Yolanda King, daughter of Rev. Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. and Captain William Pinckney, the first African American to sail solo around the world by way of Cape Horn.

Wednesday,

March 10, 2010

The Supreme Court

and Race

AMERICAN ACADEMY OF ARTS & SCIENCES

in collaboration with
W.E.B. Du Bois Institute for African and
African American Research at Harvard University

and
Museum of African American History

Cordially invites you to the 1953rd Stated Meeting

The Supreme Court and Race
with

Michael J. Klarman
Kirkland and Ellis Professor
Harvard Law School

and

Randall L. Kennedy
Professor of Law
Harvard Law School

Wednesday, March 10, 2010


Stephen D. Bechtel, Jr. Auditorium
American Academy of Arts & Sciences
136 Irving Street
Cambridge, Massachusetts


SEATING LIMITED. VALET PARKING AVAILABLE FOR $10.

Ayanna Pressley

Carol A. Simpson

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The Museum of African American History
presents


Profiles in Color

Thursday, January 28, 2010
5:30 pm Reception
6:00 pm Program
46 Joy Street
Beacon Hill, Boston

with

Ayanna Pressley
City Councilor-At-Large
Boston City Council

The first African American woman to be elected to the Boston City Council

&

Carole A. Simpson
Leader-in-Residence
Emerson College School of Communications

Three-time Emmy-award winning anchor and senior correspondent, ABC News

Preeminent journalist, Carole A. Simpson, will conduct a one-on-one interview with newly-elected Boston City Councilor-At-Large, Ayanna Pressley.

Profiles in Color is a program that provides an intimate look into the lives of prominent African Americans, both locally and nationally. Previous interviewees include Yolanda King, daughter of Rev. Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. and Captain William Pinckney, the first African American to sail solo around the world by way of Cape Horn.

Carolina Chocolate Drops

The Museum of African American History

is pleased to announce
the return of the


Carolina Chocolate Drops

Saturday, January 23, 2010
Somerville Theatre
55 Davis Square
Somerville, MA

Museum Members Receive a
20% Discount on Tickets
to this One-Night-Only Event.

Martin Luther King, Jr. with Coretta Scott King, Yolanda Denise King

1956
Photographer:

Dan Weiner (1919-1959)

Watch the MLK

Celebration on-line

A Day of Celebration Honoring
Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr.

Monday, January 18, 2010
1:00 pm
Faneuil Hall, Boston

Presented by

The Museum of African American History,
The Boston Youth Symphony Orchestra,
and
The City of Boston Mayor's Office of Arts,
Tourism, and Special Events

Featuring

A Tribute Concert by the
Boston Youth Symphony Orchestra's

Intensive Community Program

Honored Guest Speaker

Sonia Sanchez

And Readings From the Speeches

and Writings of Dr. King by:

Sam Cornish

Boston's Poet Laureate

Swanee Hunt

Former U.S. Ambassador to Austria

Richard L. Taylor

Board Chairman

Urban League of Eastern Massachusetts


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