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African American Studies Center

African Meeting House

Built by African Americans in 1806 on Joy Street in Boston, Massachusetts, the African Meeting House (AMH) served as the focal point for the political, social, religious, and educational activities of the black community throughout New England. In 1964, under the leadership of Sue Bailey Thurman and Howard Thurman, the Museum of Afro-American History was founded in Boston. The museum succeeded in making the AMH a national historic landmark in 1974.

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