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Visit to the Museum of African American History

Wednesday, November 16, 2016 4:18 PM | Anonymous member (Administrator)

On a beautiful Fall day, a group gathered at the Abiel Smith School, a school build in 1835 by the city of Boston for black children. Children went to this school until 1855, when Boston's public schools were integrated.

Now the school is part of the Museum of African American History and currently the Exhibit space holds many of abolitionist and orator Frederick Douglass' rare prints, books, artifacts, and photographs. 

The African Meeting House also belongs to the Museum, and Boston's free black community used it for religious, social, educational and political activity.

A quick look inside the Vilna Shul completed our visit, since it is located right on the Black Heritage Trail. 

Everyone was hungry and ready for a delicious lunch at Antonio's on Cambridge St. 

It was an informative visit of the North Slope of Beacon Hill. Thank you, Eileen for taking us!

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