Freedom House

Founded in 1949 by social workers Muriel S. and Otto P. Snowden, Freedom House has served as a haven for communities of color by providing education, technological, and capacity-building programs and services in Dorchester, Roxbury, and Mattapan. From a tiny office in the Old Humboldt Theatre Building, the hard work began fighting for neighborhood improvement,

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Reckonings Summer Institute

The Reckonings Project builds collaborations with community partners, faculty, and students to empower BIPOC communities and residents in the preservation, creation, and curation of their community histories. This Summer Institute promotes the methods and practical application of co-creation and co-curation among community organizations and college teachers across the Boston and New England region. Visit our

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The West End Museum Walking Tours

Project Overview In Fall 2022 Northeastern’s Public History Program had the unique privilege of working with The West End Museum and its Museum Director, Sebastian Belfanti, as he attempts to further develop a series of walking tours to highlight the area’s rich history. The tours we’ll be working to develop for the Museum include: The

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AFAB – Association of Haitian Women in Boston

The Association of Haitian Women in Boston is a community-based grassroots organization dedicated to empowering low-income Haitian women and their children. We promote women’s access to social and economic opportunities by expanding their knowledge, developing their abilities to become self-sufficient, and taking control of their destiny. We raise the consciousness of Haitian women about their

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Unboxing the Archive

Unboxing the Archive is a digital storytelling video project that explores the rich and complex history of African Americans in New England. Using archival collections at historical societies and libraries, it features ten-minute videos covering fascinating, often overlooked stories on a range of topics, from slavery in New England to successful Black entrepreneurs.

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