Boston African American National Historic Site to hold historic walks

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Boston – Every Saturday in March (March 3, 10, 17, 24, and 31), starting at 12 p.m., celebrate Women's History month by joining National Park Service rangers from Boston African American National Historic Site. The free Beacon Hill walking tour that highlights the vital role of African American women and their allies in the struggle for social justice and equality in the years preceding the Civil War.

The tour will examine the critical role that these women played on the Underground Railroad and in the Abolition Movement, and highlight their contributions to education and community aid and uplift. Tours begin and end in front of the Museum of African American History's African Meeting House on Smith Court on Beacon Hill, and last 60 minutes.

The tours are free and open to the public on a first-come, first-served basis. For more information, call 617-742-5415 or visit www.nps.gov/boaf. To find out about the Museum of African American History, visit www.maah.org.