Tracing the 1630s English Puritans from Charlestown to founding Boston

Boston common fountain sculpture
Join the group lead by an experienced guide and learn about the summer of 1630, when a small group of English Puritans set foot in Charlestown and then moved across the bay to establish the settlement which they named "Boston." For them - not for the Native Americans who lived in the area  - it was a wilderness, a land unknown. You'll follow...

The Alexandria Virginia waterfront city is a desirable address for D.C. influencers.

Located just 5 miles away from the center of Washington, D.C, .  The City of Alexandria Virginia can boast truthfully about its support for seven museums including the Alexandria African American Heritage Park and the Alexandria Black History Museum 902 Wythe Street Alexandria, VA 22314 (703) 838-4356 Review the Alexandria Virginia Black History Site Guide Today's Alexandria is made up of four distinct neighborhoods :...

The Birthplace of the Civil Rights Movement in the United States

The shallow mention on the City of Greenboro North Carolina's web site of the actions black students from AT&T University endured when they sat down for a bite to eat at the Woolworth's department store in downtown Greenboro, is surely missed. But at the University of Greensboro there is a substantial volume of material.Today, Greensboro is considered the birthplace of...

Author Phyllis Wheatley is a major exhibit at the Massachusetts Historical Society

Founded in 1791, the Massachusetts Historical Society has collected to tell us the story about American history, life and culture. It holds  millions of rare and unique documents, artifacts, and irreplaceable national treasures. The archive is accessible to everyone with an interests in history. TOURS: https://masshist.org/2012/calendar/tours    

Where to look for Black fine art and the finest African American art around town.

PPHOTO BY ANNA BUCKLEY
The WOVEN ARK is the current exhibition until July 2016 at the Ethelbert Cooper Gallery of African and African American art in Cambridge Central Square. You'll see work from Ghanaian sculptor El Anatsui (a 2015 recipient of the Golden Lion Award for Lifetime Achievement), American conceptual artist Glenn Ligon, Namibian woodcutter John Muafangejo, Kenyan mixed-media artist Grace Ndiritu, and four pieces...

Where do blacks go out when they come to Boston for a visit?

Massachusetts receives about 20 million visitors a year according to the Massachusetts Office of Travel and Tourism and Boston gets about 50 % of all visitors. An overwhelming majority of visitors when surveyed, say they come here to visit family. And the average stay is 2.4 days. They are more likely to drive up from a North Atlantic state than...

The Ruggles #28 bus ride down Blue Hill Avenue is unique.

Boston scenes by bus. No other route covers as much territory where African Amerians, Blacks and other minorities live and work in Boston, than the Ruggles #28 bus. It starts at Ruggles Station at Northeastern University and ends near Milton Ma and one of the oldest crosstown trolley track yards in Boston. Along the way it goes past Roxbury Community College,...

Visitor’s Center rolls trolley tour car out into Quincy’s dense cultural history.

John Adams tour site
The Quincy Visitor's Center operated by the  federal National Parks service is located at the base of Quincy Community College and faces the Starbucks on Hancock street. City Hall is a block away and Quincy's famed statues sit on its lawn.  The building where Clark Kent worked in the Superman movie is located nearby. You can board an inexpensive...