At one point or another in their lifetime Boston was home to some of the most important key figures in Black History. Here, we trace their time in Boston using documents, maps, and other information (some of which is available in our special collection) to help illuminate Boston as central in setting precedents that would go on to change the rest of the country's history. Anyone is able to submit a Key Figure, whether the figure is someone well known or a figure that you know is significant, but has been overlooked in the historical narrative.

Key Figures