Boston African American National Historic Site presents Hidden on the Hill

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Boston African American National Historic Site presents Hidden on the HillBoston – Wednesday, May 23, Boston African American National Historic Site will present Hidden on the Hill. The event will be held at the Museum of African American History, 46 Joy St., Beacon Hill, Boston, with a reception at 5:30 p.m. and the program at 6 p.m.

After the American Revolution, a small group of black citizens moved from the North End of Boston to the North Slope of Beacon Hill. By 1860, there were about 2,100 blacks living on the North Slope – about half the black population of the city. The leaders of that small black community were men and women who knew that the promise of “inalienable” rights to life, liberty, and the pursuit of happiness was for them as well as for the larger white population. It is what they did to demand those rights, which

is Hidden on the Hill.

The program will feature Vincent Licenziato, Chair, educator and North Slope resident; Beverly Morgan Welch, Executive Director, Museum of African American History; and Kathyrn Grover, co-author, Historic Resource Study, Boston African American National Historic Site.

Hidden on the Hill is cosponsored by the Beacon Hill Scholars and the Beacon Hill Civic Association, whose members will be joined by current residents of the North Slope, to share their enthusiasm about what is Hidden on Beacon Hill.

Museum of African American History entrance fees apply: free for museum members, $5 for adults, and $3 for youth ages 13 to 17 years old and seniors age 62 and over.

For more information, call 617-742-5415 or visit www.nps.gov/boaf. For more information on the Museum of African American History, visit www.maah.org.