Robert Gould Shaw 54th Regiment Memorial
This moving scene on the edge of the Boston Common depicts black volunteer soldiers and their white colonel as they set off for battle against the Confederate Army in 1863. The 1989 film Glory, starring Denzel Washington and Morgan Freeman, told the story of the courageous black regiment.
Captions by Gary Lee
The Abiel Smith House
This 7-foot sculpture by artist John Wilson sits outside the Museum of the National Center of Afro-American Art in Boston's Roxbury neighborhood.
The African Meeting House, Nantucket
Dating back to the 1820s, this house was used as a school, church and meetinghouse for black people on the island.
The African Meeting House, Boston
Constructed in 1806 on Beacon Hill, this building served as a church and gathering point for local blacks.
The Higginbotham House, Nantucket
This stately home, black owned since the Revolutionary War period, is a testament to the strong history of freed blacks in New England. The house was apparently built for freed slave Seneca Boston in 1774. In 1933 Florence Higginbotham, who worked on Nantucket as a young black teenager, bought the building. It is now owned and managed by the Museum of African American History in Boston.
Roxbury's Community Hub
The Haley House Bakery and Café always draws a warm crowd in Roxbury, the heart of Boston's black community.
Food for the Soul
The Cambridge, Mass.-based Coast Café serves fried chicken, collard greens and other Southern dishes.
Teranga, a popular restaurant in Boston's South End, features Senegalese cuisine. "Teranga" means "hospitality" in Wolof, and the restaurant lives up to its name.