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.
2023 Member Add-Ons:
Register for the tour on select dates using your membership code for a free tour Add-On option available to members
- Sat June 10 add on a guided visit to the Embrace Sculpture at Boston Common after the tour
- Sat Sept 9 add on a guided visit to the Embrace Sculpture at Boston Common after the tour
Become a Boston By Foot member today to enjoy free tours and special members events and activities.
Public Tour Calendar
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 Accessible MBTA Stations: Charles/MGH (Red Line) & Bowdoin (Blue Line)
This tour ends in the general area of the Charles Street Meeting House
Nearest Accessible MBTA Station: Charles/MGH (Red Line)