Black Bostonian History Talk, Feb 7th, 2:00 p.m. at Central Library Copley


Public historian and local author Alex R. Goldfeld explained where Early Bostonians went to get Black people to bring to Boston. There were about 4,000 people living here in 1638.

Copies of original documents written by Governor Winthrop were projected on the screen. His authority transposed rights to residents who used them to fight wars, build the city, make money and grow food.

The Black Boston seal. An idea whose time has come? learn more

Read more about it in the book The North End: A Brief History of Boston’s Oldest Neighborhood. Learn more from the books on our website book page.

City of Boston Seal
City of Boston Seal

See a long list of Boston Black History Month 2019 events in the area happening now! view online

Niagara Movement, (1905–10) was an organization of black intellectuals that was led by W.E.B. Du Bois and called for full political, civil, and social rights for African Americans. The Niagara Movement was the forerunner of the National Association for the Advancement of Colored People (NAACP). Subsequent annual meetings were held in such symbolic locations as Harpers Ferry, West Virginia, and Boston’s Faneuil Hall. ( copyright, Encyclopedia Britannica )