African-American Heritage Trail History Sites

Street Address: Riverway

Nearest Corner: Riverway and Longwood

Digital & Degree Coordinates: 42.340846, -71.109195; N42 20.451 W71 06.552

View Temple Israel (originally Adath Israel) Temple Israel has several connections to African American History.

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Street or Other Address: 1420 Tremont

Nearest Corner: Tremont and Columbus

Digital and Degree Coordinates: 42.331517,-71.094667; N42 19.891 W71 05.680

View Roxbury Crossing: Reggie Lewis Center, Roxbury Community College, and Islamic Society of Boston Cultural Center.

Roxbury was originally a separate town, connected to Boston only by a narrow neck of land (Roxbury Neck).  In the mid-19th century the whole area was filled in, and you can see the difference in elevation between the original hills of Roxbury and the filled in section.

Street or Other Address: 600 Columbus Avenue Corner

Nearest Corner:  Columbus Avenue and Northampton Street

Digital and Degree Coordinates:42.340083,-71.082467; N42 20.405 W71 04.948

Street or Other Address: Harriet Tubman Square

Nearest Corner: Columbus, Warren,  and Pembroke

Digital and Degree Coordinates: 42.343350,-71.078233; N42 20.601 W71 04.694

Tags: harriet tubman, abolition, underground railroad, fern cunningham, emancipation, meta vaux warrick fuller, harlem renaissance, 1913, expo

Street or Other Address: 105 Dartmouth Street

Nearest Corner: Dartmouth and Columbus Ave

Digital and Degree Coordinates: 42.347300,-71.075900; N42 20.838 W71 04.554

View Pullman Porter Monument. During the 1920s and 1930s, Randolph was a pioneering black labor leader who led the Brotherhood of Sleeping Car Porters. He came to be considered the "father of the modern civil rights movement" as a result of his efforts to desegregate World War II defense jobs and the military services.

Tags: Philip Randolph, Tina Allen, Brotherhood of Sleeping Car Porters, Byron Rushing

Street or Other Address: Opp. 151 Tremont Street Boston Common

Nearest Corner: Tremont Street between Avery and West Streets

Digital and Degree Coordinates: 42.354383,-71.064467; N42 21.263 W71 03.868

Street or Other Address: Beyond end of State Street

Nearest Corner: Near Long Wharf Marriott

Digital and Degree Coordinates: 42.358750,-71.052083; N42 21.525 W71 03.125

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