How Black History Month goes in Boston.


Braces maintain the fragile walls of a dormitory-like home shown in the cover photo, where African slaves had lived on Boone Plantation years ago in South Carolina. Holding it up down there, they are. Those bricks are 400 years old and found all over Charleston in buildings built from the brick stock made by residents of the house.

Boston’s 400-year old city has remarkable sites and things to learn about these Africans in colonial Boston. Boston will do February Black History Month and the public is invited to participate across the region.

There will be Black Heritage tours, African American museum activities, citywide observances, and things to do for everyone.

MALCOLM X World Premiere at ArtsEmerson

In the work “MALCOLM X,” the Internationally renowned playwright Will Power combines the accuracy of a historian with the lyricism of a poet and shines a light on a pivotal coming-of-age moment of the celebrated, controversial civil rights leader’s life.

NAACP origins

The moment was over 100 years ago when Boston’s Fanueil Hall hosted meetings with Niagara Movement organizers about the founding of the National Association for the Advancement of Colored People. That historic moment was captured in the official program book. Get your copy of it.

New Repertory Theater

The 2020 New Rep performance season will bring August Wilson’s FENCES and the Billie Holiday inspired LADY DAY AT EMERSON BAR AND GRILL stage works on stage.

Live Theatre

KING BOSTON to build new MLK memorial

Construction is likely to get started on a public art memorial titled “EMBRACE” for Boston Common Park. Fundraising surpassed the $5 million mark and plans are underway to build it.

Plymouth 400 will attract large crowds

The Opening Ceremony of the Plymouth 400 Commemoration will be honoring the past and celebrating the future in local and international colony partners arriving to celebrate. A new Mayflower shop is being readied. Rumour has it that cruise ships will dock for passenger shuttles to the Plymouth Rock tourist area – a first. The event starts on April 24th and continues all summer with millions expected to visit for it.

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