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.






The Legacy Society is a growing network of dedicated individuals who have pledged $5,000 or more to the Museum for five years or more. The annual support of this community sustains the work of the Museum of African American History and upholds the legacy of the founders of the African Meeting House. Members receive special benefits including invitations to member-only events and recognition in Museum programs. Join the Legacy Society today to ensure that the African American legacy of freedom, justice and educational achievement is an indelible part of America’s story.



Levi Adams
Vivian Beard
Michael Bentinck-Smith
Edward and Sandra Blackman
Audra Bohannon
Lori Smith Britton
Michele Courton Brown
Stephanie Browne
Wayne and Jacqui Budd
Keith Burks
Clayton and Christine Christensen
Graham Colditz and Pat Cox
Lydia Diamond
Alisa Drayton
Charles Dutton
Chelinde Edouard
George and Angela Ellis
Pamela Everhart
Mary Fernandes
Carmen Fields and Lorenz Finison
David Garrison
Eugene Grant
Steve and Barbara Grossman
Kenneth and Valerie Guscott
Cecil Guscott
Lisa Guscott
Chandra Harrington

Leslie Harris
Jason Harris
Margaret Harrison
Sandra Henriquez
Georgine Hill
James Hoyte
Derrick Jackson
Jackie Jenkins-Scott
Beverley Johnson

Katherine Jones
Hannah Kilson
Patricia and Ruben King-Shaw
Sara Lawrence-Lightfoot
Anne Lovett and Stephen Woodsum
Royall Mack
Beverly Morgan-Welch
Jeanne Morrison
Keith and Angela Motley
Charles and Pamela Ogletree
Edward O. Owens
A. Robert Phillips
Colette Phillips
Robert Prince
Vikki Pryor
Glendora Putnam
Sharon Reilly
Marita Rivero
Takako Salvi
Clayton Samuels
Helaine Simmonds
Carole Simpson
Gail Snowden
Richard and Marcia Soden
Sylvia Stevens-Edouard
Cathy and Jim Stone
Elwin and Rebecca Sykes
Bruce and Janet Taylor
William and Sally Taylor
Edith Walker
Charles Walker
Richard Walker
Roslyn Watson
Fletcher and Benaree Wiley
Constance and Preston Williams
Sharon Wilson
Danice Woodley


The Museum is grateful for the generosity of its current corporation, foundation, organization, and government supporters, which fund our annual programs, historic sites, and general operations.


$1,000,000 and above

National Park Service
State Street Corporation

$100,000 to $999,999

American Express
Bank of America
Bank of America/L.G. Balfour Foundation
The Boston Foundation
EMC Corporation
Liberty Mutual Foundation
Massachusetts Cultural Facilities Fund
Massachusetts Office of Travel and Tourism
Nantucket Community Preservation Committee
The TJX Companies, Inc.
The Wal-Mart Foundation

Up to $100,000

1772 Foundation
ACS Unclaimed Property Clearinghouse
AEW Capital Management
Amelia Peabody Charitable Foundation
American Airlines
ATandT Foundation
Bank of New York Mellon
Berkley College of Music
Blue Cross Blue Shield of Massachusetts
Boston Chapter Girlfriends, Inc.
Boston Duck Tours
Boston Globe
Boston Private Bank and Trust
Boston Red Sox Foundation
Citizens Bank of Massachusetts
Citizens Energy Corporation
Community Development Corp. of Boston, Inc
Community Preservation Committee
Day Pitney, LLC
Eaton Vance Management
Pamela D. Everhart Charitable Gift Foundation
Fairview Capital Partners
Fall Rose Books
Harron and Associates
Harvard University/Office of the President
Hill Holiday
Hyams Foundation
Isaacson Miller, Inc.
John Hancock Financial Services, Inc.
JPMorgan Chase Foundation
Loomis-Sayles and Company, LP
Lowe’s Education and Preservation Fund
Mabel Louise Riley Foundation
MacFarlane Partners
Massachusetts Cultural Council
Massachusetts General Hospital
Massachusetts Port Authority
MassBay Community College
Mayor's Office of Arts, Tourism and Special Events
Microsoft Corporation
Nantucket Island School of Design
National Grid
National Trust for Historic Preservation
New Center for Arts and Culture
Northeastern University
Onyx Spectrum Technology
The Owens Companies and Edward Owens
The Partnership
Pyramis Global Advisors
Ropes and Gray
Shawmut Capital Partners, Inc.
Shawmut Design and Construction
Solomont Bailis Ventures
Sovereign Bank New England
Stop and Shop
Suffolk University
Sun Life Assurance Company of Canada (U.S.)
Twelfth Baptist Church, Inc.
Tufts Health Plan
University of Massachusetts Boston
Urban Strategy America Fund
Verizon Foundation
WGBH Educational Foundation
Edwin S. Webster Foundation
Yawkey Foundation