Boston’s Chinatown to honor Transcontinental Railroad workers

By the Chinese Consolidated Benevolent Association of New England Boston’s Chinese community will celebrate the Transcontinental Railroad’s 150th “Golden Spike” Anniversary with the traveling exhibit “The Chinese and the Iron Road, Building the Transcontinental,” which tells the unsung story of the Chinese laborers who helped build a key part of America’s infrastructure. This seven-panel exhibit, which is part of a larger exhibit organized by the Chinese Railroad Workers in North America Project at Stanford University, will be available for viewing by the public at various locations throughout Greater Boston from May through June. Descendants of the Transcontinental, Northern Pacific and … Continue reading

Celebrate Black History Month on Freedom Trail African-American Patriots tours, starting Feb. 2

Freedom Trail® Foundation’s acclaimed African-American Patriots® Tours celebrate the African-American patriots that played a vital role in the start of the American Revolution in Boston and in the formation of our country. Led by 18th-century costumed guides, tour-goers have the opportunity to view history through the eyes of these courageous men and women throughout Black History Month in February. African-American Patriots® Tours begin on Saturday, February 2, 2019 and are held regularly in February on Saturdays and Sundays departing at 12:45 p.m. from the Boston Common Visitor Information Center. Revolutionary figures such as Crispus Attucks, Phillis Wheatley, Prince Hall, Peter … Continue reading