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African American History Sites and Resources in New England

In addition to sources named here, most New England college and university Africana studies departments offer online resource lists and links to other Web sites. For museums, historic sites, tours, and similar venues, remember to call ahead to confirm schedules and hours of operation.


Prudence Crandall Museum
1 South Canterbury Road
Canterbury, CT

Gilder Lehrman Center for the Study of Slavery, Resistance & Abolition
MacMillan Center, Yale University
Luce Hall, 34 Hillhouse Ave.
New Haven, CT

Slavery & Freedom in New England
Yale University
New Haven, CT

Complicity: A Special Issue of Northeast Magazine
Hartford Courant

Beyond Complicity: A Special Issue of Northeast Magazine
Hartford Courant

Mattatuck Museum
144 West Main St.
Waterbury, CT

Harriet Beecher Stowe Center
77 Forest St.
Hartford, CT

Freedom Schooner Amistad
746 Chapel St. #300
New Haven, CT
866-264-7823, 203-495-1839

Exploring Amistad
Mystic Seaport
75 Greenmanville Ave.
Mystic, CT
888.973.2767, 860.572.5315

Connecticut Freedom Trail & Connecticut Underground Railroad

Mattatuck Museum: Fortune’s Story:

Mystic Seaport: Black Hands, Blue Seas:



Voices of Maine: Visible Black History

Portland Freedom Trail
Portland, ME

Maine’s Underground Railroad:


Boston African American National Historic Site & Black Heritage Trail
Boston, MA

Museum of African American History
46 Joy St.
Boston, MA

African American Patriots Tour
Freedom Trail Foundation
Boston, MA

W.E.B. Du Bois Institute for African and African American Research
Harvard University
104 Mt. Auburn St. #3R
Cambridge, MA

Black History Trail on Nantucket
Whaling Museum
Jct. Broad & South Beach Sts.
Nantucket, MA

African American Heritage Trail of Martha’s Vineyard
West Tisbury, MA

Upper Housatonic Valley African American Trail
Great Barrington, MA

W.E.B. Du Bois Boyhood Homesite
Church St.
Great Barrington, MA

Du Bois Central
University of Massachusetts/Amherst

Underground Railroad: Essex National Heritage Area:

Salem: African American Heritage Sites

Mass. Historical Society: African Americans and the End of Slavery in Massachusetts:

Mass. African American Heritage Bicycling Network:

Memorial Hall Museum

Doctoring Freedom:

Springfield City Library: Black History Month:

Springfield Technical Community College
Our Plural History:
Resisting Slavery:
Civil Rights:

New Hampshire

Hannah Davis/Amos Fortune Historical Marker
Old Burying Ground
Route 124
Jaffrey Center, NH

Amos Fortune Homestead
Amos Fortune Road (off Route 137)
Jaffrey, NH

Amos Fortune Forum
Jaffrey Center, NH

Harriet E. Wilson Memorial
Bicentennial Park
Milford, NH

Portsmouth Black Heritage Trail
Portsmouth, NH

Black Portsmouth
by Mark Samons and Valerie Cunningham

Seacoast African American Cultural Center
135 Daniel St.
Portsmouth, NH

Harriet Wilson Project:

Seacoast African American Cultural Center
10 Middle St.
Portsmouth, NH

Rhode Island

Rhode Island Black Heritage Society & Creative Survival Exhibit
65 Weybosset St., Arcade #29
Providence, RI

Brown University Steering Committee on Slavery and Justice
Providence, RI

Voyage of the Slave Ship Sally
Brown University
Providence, RI

The Archaeology of College Hill: The Brown Family

The Moses Brown Papers:

Sins of Our Fathers“:

Brown University Steering Committee on Slavery and Justice:

Rhode Island Historical Society
The John Brown House:

Ruth Simmons Lecture: Hidden in Plain Sight:

Inheriting the Trade:

Traces of the Trade:

Sons of Providence:


Rokeby Museum
& Underground Railroad Site
4334 Route 7
Ferrisburgh, VT

African American Experience in Vermont
Vermont Public Radio

New York

New-York Historical Society
Slavery in New York:

New-York Historical Society
New York Divided:

Schomburg Center for Research in Black Culture:

Lest We Forget: The Triumph Over Slavery:

Welcome to Harlem:

Columbia University Center for Contemporary Black History:

Mapping the African American Past:

New York’s African Burial Ground
National Monument:
Overview: :

North Country Underground Railroad Historical Association:

African American General Resources

New England Historic Site Collaborative: Slavery and Reform:

The Atlantic Slave Trade and Slave Life in the Americas:

National Trust for Historic Preservation: Mapping African American Historic Places in the Northeast

Amistad Digital Resource:

In Motion: The African American Migration Experience;jsessionid=f830782701323704718680?bhcp=1

Black Past

National Register of Historic Places: Aboard the Underground Railroad

National Geographic Underground Railroad

Slavery in America

Slavery in the North

American Antiquarian Society

Smithsonian National Museum of African American History and Culture

National Underground Railroad Freedom Center

Underground Railroad Foundation

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