Boston

Samuel Adams gravesite

Samuel Adams gravesite in Boston visited by tour guide Cliff Hall; (c) Soul Of America

Boston

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Boston is at once intellectual, historic, progressive, conservative, blue blood and multi-ethnic. That spilt personality is only matched by the maze of human-scale, colonial streets located downtown that are utter frustration to drive and a treasure to walk. To enjoy the treasures of downtown, bring walking shoes and purchase a three-day pass to catch the T subway lines between its remarkably distinctive districts. Then traipse by foot, as civics lessons come to life at many historic sites, like the Boston Tea Party, the burial ground of Paul Revere and the Crispus Attucks Monument.

HISTORY
Boston is a textbook example of the promise and pain African Americans experienced in this great country. How ironic that Africans first came to Boston in 1638, shackled as slaves on a ship named “Desire” … More

CULTURAL SITES
Museum of African American History, Boston Massacre Monument, Robert Shaw and the U.S. 54th Regiment Memorial, Asa Phillip Randolph Memorial, Harriet Tubman Monument, Museum of Afro-American Artists … More

RESTAURANTS and NIGHTCLUBS
The list of soulful dining and nightlife options are The Beehive, Wally’s, Slade’s Bar & Grill, Chef Lee’s Restaurant, Big Moe’s M&M Ribs, Regattabar Jazz Club … More

SHOPS and GALLERIES
Looking for exquisite African clothing, traditional African art of museum quality, Afrocentric artifacts a wide selection of African American books … More

BEACON HILL ABOLITIONISTS
Roughly bounded today by Bowdin Street, Cambridge Street, The Common, and Embankment Road, Beacon Hill was one of the 4 major hubs of black cultural life in the late 1700s … More

HERITAGE SITES
On 5 March 1770 Crispus Attucks, was the first to die for his country when British troops opened fire on a protest gathering here. Hence, the Boston Massacre is widely recognized as the beginning of the American Revolution … More

GENERAL ATTRACTIONS
With Faneuil Hall Marketplace, Marketplace Center, the Cheers Bar, Skywalk Observatory at Prudential Center, Bunker Hill Monument, Improv Boston, the city of has highly regarded general attractions … More

THE ARTS
Walking in Old State House and John F. Kennedy Library and Museum are like attending a living history lesson, while the Museum of Fine Arts and Institute of Contemporary Art represent another set of riches … More

FAMILY ATTRACTIONS
New England Aquarium, Boston Common, Museum of Science, Children’s Museum, Franklin Park Zoo, TD Banknorth Garden and Sports Museum, Fenway Park, Harvard Museum of Natural History are just a few of … More

TRIVIA and FAMOUS RESIDENTS
Prince Hall, Phyllis Wheatley, Harriet Tubman, Dr. W.E.B. DuBois, William Monroe Trotter, Lewis Hayden, Malcolm X, Bill Russell and many other African American legends called Boston home in their careers … More

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