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Explore Boston's African American History with Context Travel

Take a journey that spans from the arrival of the first Africans to the Abolition movement

Boston, Massachusetts

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Description

Tickets must be bought on the Context Travel Website. We recommend buying in advance.


We will begin in the North End, Boston's oldest neighborhood, by discussing the arrival of the first enslaved Africans. As we pass by such key monuments as Copp’s Hill Burying Ground or the Prince Hall Monument we'll discuss Massachusetts particular set of slavery laws. Further along, we will pass the capitol, now called the Old State House, were we'll discuss the role of African Americans in the Revolutionary War.


Our focus will shift eventually to Beacon Hill and the oldest extant black church building in the nation, the African Meeting House. Here, we'll look at how the black community established itself here and their various intellectual and cultural contributions.  Our journey may also bring us into the Common to visit the Shaw Monument that commemorates the participation of African Americans in the Civil War.


Public education, religious freedom, community organization, Abolition, and war are all consistent themes that we'll explore as we travel through more than two centuries of Boston's history together.


Tickets must be bought on the Context Travel Website. We recommend buying in advance.

Details

Time
10:00 AM to 12:00 PM
Eastern Time (US & Canada)
Attendance limit
10

Hosted by

Context Travel

Where

Specific meet-up instructions will provided on the purchased ticket
21 Hull Street
Boston, Massachusetts, 02113, USA

Special instructions

Specific meet-up instructions will provided on the purchased ticket.

Tour starts at 10am and the Tour is 2 hours long.

Tickets are $5 pp, plus an $8 pp entry ticket to the Museum of African American History. Tickets must be bought at Context Travels Site:

http://www.contexttravel.com/city/boston/walking-tour-details/obscura-day-black-boston-freedom-in-the-empire-and-the-republic

The tours has only 10 available tickets so buy early

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Tickets must be bought on the Context Travel Website: http://www.contexttravel.com/city/boston/walking-tour-details/obscura-day-black-boston-freedom-in-the-empire-and-the-republic