Juneteenth in Boston

June 19th is celebrated and commemorated in the United States as the anniversary of when enslaved persons in parts of Texas first learned of their liberation in 1865.  Juneteenth, as this annual event is named, is observed in Boston and all over our nation in a festive and poignant way with food, art, music, dance and remembrance of the history of slavery and freedom. 

African American Women in Cambridge Walking Tour Apr 13
  • Cambridge
  • Recurring daily

This tour provides an opportunity to visit and interact with the spaces that influential Black women in Cambridge inhabited during the 19th century. These historical figures include Harriet Jacobs, Charlotte Hawkins Brown, Alberta V. Scott, Pauline Hopkins, Maria Baldwin, Mary…

Beacon Hill: Small Group Tour of Civil War Boston Apr 13

Explore hidden history on Beacon Hill's Black Heritage Trail, learning stories from America's "Second Revolution" prior to the U.S. Civil War. Boston's role in the fight to end legalized slavery is linked by the Black Heritage Trail in historic Beacon Hill. This pedestrian path…

Cambridge Black Trailblazer Bookmarks Apr 13
  • Cambridge
  • Recurring daily

Biographies of 23 Trailblazers have been published as bookmarks and distributed to all Cambridge public school libraries and to all Cambridge Public Library branches. This project offers young readers free bookmarks featuring images on the front and biographies on the back. The…

Framing Freedom: The Harriet Hayden Albums Apr 13

Inspired by the life and work of the Beacon Hill-based abolitionist Harriet Bell Hayden, Framing Freedom: The Harriet Hayden Albums brings together rarely seen works and examines Black abolitionists’ public identities, private lives, visual and material culture, and social…

LaToya M. Hobbs: It’s Time Apr 13

Immerse yourself in a day in the life of a contemporary artist through a tour de force of monumental printmaking. LaToya M. Hobbs: It’s Time presents the series Carving Out Time , a life-size suite of woodcuts by Arkansas-born and Baltimore-based artist LaToya M. Hobbs. Unfolding…

Roxbury Memory Trail Apr 13
  • Recurring daily

Take a self-guided tour of Grove Hall and Nubian Square. Download the mobile app by visiting the Google Play or Apple app store · Download the 'Distrix' app · Make sure location is on · Select Roxbury Memory Trail · Have fun!

The Embrace Monument Apr 13
  • Boston Common
  • Recurring daily

Visit the Embrace monument near the Boston Common Visitor Center. The abstract bronze sculpture is based on a photo of an embrace between Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. and Coretta Scott King, and celebrates their history in Boston. The Kings met and fell in love here in the 1950s…

Boston Comics in Color Festival Apr 20
  • Reggie Lewis Track Center, Roxbury

The Boston Comics in Color Festival is a family-friendly event for all ages focusing on creators of color and stories by and about people of color. This event will take place in person the Reggie Lewis Track and Athletic Center on the campus of Roxbury Community College (RCC) and…

Roots Apr 21

“Roots” explores the origins of inspiration, the anchors from where creativity is born. Castle of our Skins, Boston’s concert and education series dedicated to celebrating Black artistry through music, teams up with critically acclaimed pianist Kyle P. Walker to explore this…

Welcome Home Gala May 07

Join us for the 25th anniversary of Welcome Home on Tuesday, May 7, 2024 at SoWa Power Station in Boston. Welcome Home is Boston’s most anticipated event in support of at-risk older adults. Welcome Home will feature Actor and Comedian, Anthony Anderson as Host, best known as the…

Toni Stone May 17
  • Huntington Theatre
  • Recurring weekly on Sunday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday, Saturday

Toni Stone is an ace ballplayer who knows her stats, plus she’s got a great arm. Rejected by the All-American Girls Professional Baseball League because of her race, she becomes the first woman to play professional baseball on a man’s team in the Negro Leagues, shattering…

Boston Black Pride Celebrations Jul 04
  • Various Locations
  • Recurring daily

Boston urban pride weekend celebrates being black and our queerness. During urban pride weekend we curate events and spaces that are for us while providing resources to our community that are not readily accessible. WE PARTY WITH A PURPOSE !!!!