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Wednesday, February 23 | 7:00 pm

Jubilee, Juneteenth and the Thirteenth

This is an offsite event at the Museum of African American History's African Meeting House on Beacon Hill.

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MGH and the Museum of Science proudly present a special screening at the Museum of African American History in Boston.

Join us to see the new documentary Jubilee, Juneteenth and the Thirteenth produced by the Museum of African American History Boston and Nantucket, with funding from Liberty Mutual, MGH, and Harvard University Office for Equity, Diversity, Inclusion, and Belonging. Hosted by Hill Harper.

Jubilee Juneteenth and the Thirteenth accurately portrays the influential but often overlooked role that African Americans in Boston and Massachusetts played in the events that led to the abolition of slavery in the United States. It explores the importance of the African Meetinghouse, built by and for Black people in 1806 as Boston’s first black church. It stands today as the oldest original black church building in America. For nearly six decades preceding the Civil War, the African Meetinghouse was the epicenter where much activism to abolish slavery was born and bred.

The groundbreaking documentary tells the history of slavery in Massachusetts during the Colonial and American Revolutionary periods and addresses the impact of the laws during that time and insight into the Boston antebellum and the abolitionists’ movement. The film further addresses the effects of the Civil War, how it led to the Emancipation Proclamation, its layered impact on ending slavery, and the development of the 14th and 15th Amendments.

Learn about unknown heroes such as:

By the end of the screening, you will better understand the historical context, significance, and influences of Boston’s Black community in moving America’s trajectory toward freedom and equality. 

Admission to this program is free in part to the generosity of the Lowell Institute.




Recommended for: Visitors 18 years of age and older

Public Event

Separate ticket required.

Cost: Free with Pre-Registration