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Black History Month and Black Heritage Trails

Black History Month and Black Heritage Trails
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by in Jan 2009

February is Black History Month and New England’s history is linked with the African-American experience in many ways.

Have you been on the Black Heritage Trail, a walking tour of Boston’s Beacon Hill? Chances are you haven’t, but you’ll find historic brick buildings, cobble-stoned paths, and surprising history.


Find a reason to stay in these Massachusetts B&Bs. They were once stops along the Underground Railroad.

Read one historian’s search for her ancestors and the little-known history of slaves in Portsmouth.

Boston is not the only New England city with a Black Heritage Trail. Follow more of history’s footsteps at these black heritage trails and African-American history resources.

Please Note: This information was accurate at the time of publication. When planning a trip, please confirm details by directly contacting any company or establishment you intend to visit.

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