As the years go by - decades really - there are more and more generations that never truly lived and experienced the many struggles faced by African Americans. I am 23 years old, and ever since my first day of preschool I have viewed everyone as equal. My mom lived in Alabama and still tells me stories about the first day African Americans and Caucasians went to school together. Although my generation didn't live through it, I still think this is a great tour to take to help us understand where our country came from, and most important, where we are going.
"The African Meeting House and Abiel Smith School on Beacon Hill, both built in the early 1800's, are two of the Museum of African American History's most valuable assets. Located in what once was the heart of Boston's 19th-century African American community, these buildings remain a showcase of black community organization and enduring testimony to black craftsmanship."
The Black Heritage Freedom Tour in Beacon Hill needs to be your next on your list of things to do in Boston. It is a 1.6 mile walking tour with the largest collection of historic sites in the country relating to the life of a free African American community prior to the Civil War.
Guided tours available year around by appointment (617) 742-5415 and at 10, noon, and 2 pm Memorial Day through Labor Day. I copy and pasted these times so check out their website here and make sure to give them a call to find out more.