African American Heritage tours in Greater Boston

recommendations, things to do

There are a number of Martin Luther King sites in Boston, and construction plans for the Martin Luther King, Jr. and Coretta Scott King $5M memorial installation on Boston Common are underway as we write you this. Black Heritage tours and sites honoring the legacy of Dr. King are popular draws across the United States. We have posted some important Boston area Martin Luther King Celebration event information here. B

JFK Library Clap Your Hands
Musician George Russell Jr. at the JFK Library for “Clap Your Hands,” spirituals, gospel and folk-blues songs from the Underground Railroad and the civil rights movement. 10:30 a.m., John F. Kennedy Presidential Library and Museum, Columbia Point, Boston, jfklibrary.org

Roxbury YWCA Martin Luther King Day Breakfast – link 
January 18th, 7:30 a.m program starts

more MLK list of events and locations

  • See African Meeting House on 1/17
  • Belmont High School on 1/21
  • The Thelma Burns Center Rox/Dor on 1/19

and many other MLK event locations listed

Institute of Contemporary Art and Museum of Fine Art
10 a.m.-5 p.m., Institute for Contemporary Art, 25 Harbor Shore Dr., Boston, free, icaboston.org 

10 a.m.-5 p.m., Museum of Fine Arts, 465 Huntington Ave., Boston, free, mfa.org

11 a.m.-4 p.m., Isabella Stewart Gardner Museum, 25 Evans Way, Boston, free, gardnermuseum.org

Admission ticket prices

Symphony Hall Boston Children’s Chorus‘ tribute concert dedicated to Dr. King. Dubbed “Take My Hand.” Cocktails and hors d’oeuvres reception served after the concert 7 p.m., Symphony Hall, 301 Massachusetts Ave., Boston, $15+, bostonchildrenschorus.org

The Boston Annual Martin Luther King Breakfast is held at the Boston Convention Center on Monday, January 21, 2019. The admission charge or this one is $75 per person.   mlkbreakfast.org

National Black Doll Museum Tour
Mansfield, MA


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Learn about 200
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African American Heritage Sites
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Roxbury  Experience Tour 

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Robury, a part of Boston as old as the town itself, is considered by the majority as the absolute center of African American Culture and Art in Massachusetts and perhaps all of New England, depending on who you talk to.

Tour Roxbury, even when it too cold to roll the Trolley Bus. We’ll wrap you in a comfortable vehicle with clear sightseeing windows.  You’ll  discover the past, future and present Roxbury, roll down the main streets, peer around corners and learn about shops, restaurants, the Roxbury Cultural District and places where people hang out.
Price $39 pp

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A Blacks in the art gallery recommendation in New York.