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The Museum of African American History in Boston and Nantucket has four historic sites. It is New England’s largest museum dedicated to preserving, conserving and interpreting the contributions of African Americans and those who joined their movements for liberty, justice and education for all.
Freedom Rising Exhibit
On View Through December 2013
The Museum of African American History commemorates the 150th anniversary of the Emancipation Proclamation and of the Massachusetts 54th Regiment, the first black soldiers from the north to serve in the American Civil War, through Freedom Rising in 2013. A new exhibition and yearlong programming, including lectures, concerts, Teacher Summer Institutes and children’s events in celebration of the roles of Boston’s black and white abolitionists in these monumental historic events.
This exhibit and related events, all under the Freedom Rising banner, will highlight and deepen the discussion of this amazing abolitionist, military and political history. The Museum’s efforts are part of a larger initiative featuring an international conference organized with Harvard University’s W.E.B. DuBois Institute, the Charles Hamilton Houston Institute for Race and Justice, the Houghton Library, the Radcliffe Institute, and the National Park Service, Boston African American National Historic Site.
On December 31, 2012 the Handel and Haydn Society performed a special First Night concert in the Meeting House on the eve of the Sesquicentennial of President Abraham Lincoln signing the Emancipation Proclamation. The Museum also won sponsorship through the Lowell Lecture Series for six lectures, each featuring noted scholars, leading historians, or outstanding orators. The lectures, which began in January and continue through June, are free and open to the public and the Freedom Rising festivities continue throughout the year.
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