A Division of William Francis Galvin, Secretary of the Commonwealth of Massachusetts

Black History Month 2017

A student learns about slaves and maritime historyStudents learn about slavery at Medford's Isaac Royall HouseTwo of the display panelsStudents read one of the display panelsThe introductory panel of the exhibitA cake commemorating the event

Seventh grade students from St. Mary of the Hills School in Milton toured a lobby exhibit about African-Americans and Maritime History, including Massachusetts involvement in the slave trade and the role of seaport communities like New Bedford in helping fugitive slaves.

Amy Clark of the Isaac Royall House and Slave Quarters presented a special program about “Belinda” an African woman who spent over fifty years in slavery on Antigua and at the Royall House in Medford.