Black Voices: 19th-Century Black Writers on Beacon Hill
Discover stories of Boston’s Black writers who were focused on the great topic of the era - slavery.
Truth, passion, bravery and hope. Discover stories of Boston’s Black writers who were laser-focused on the great topic of the era - slavery.
Learn about the mark Black thinkers and writers made on literary and political history: David Walker and his sentinel work, Appeal to the Colored Citizens of the World; novelist, playwright and editor Pauline Elizabeth Hopkins; Dorothy West and her biting satire on racial tensions, and many others.
Walk Beacon Hill as you explore where they worked, raised their families, fought injustice, and wrote.
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This tour can be scheduled as a private tour with advance notice. Call 617.367.2345 or use our private tour webform to learn more.
Meet your guide at Joy Street at Smith Court, GPS - 46 Joy Street, the Museum of African American History’s Abiel Smith School.
Finding Your Guide: All guides carry an 8×11 sign that says “Boston By Foot Walking Tours.”
Nearest MBTA Stations: Charles/MGH (Red Line) & Bowdoin (Blue Line)