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Women's History Month

In honor of Women's History Month, we have gathered some resources that highlight Black women with a connection to Boston to encourage further learning and celebration during the month of March and throughout the year.


Maria W. Stewart - abolitionist, writer, and orator

Radio Boston - Learning about political writer Maria Stewart and other Black figures in Boston's history

Stewart’s house in Boston


Maria Stewart - Crash Course Black American History

More information about Stewart


Porsha Olayiwola - Boston’s Poet Laureate

Olayiwola performs what is the suffrage movement to a blck womyn?: an anthem

Three Poems by Porsha Olayiwola

Olayiwola’s website for more information


Phillis Wheatley - poet

Fierce Podcast - Phillis Wheatley: For The Love of Freedom

TED-Ed video - Why did Phillis Wheatley disappear? by Charita Gainey 

Wheatley Memorial in Boston

More information about Wheatley


Elma Lewis - artist, educator, and activist

Music Museum of New England - Elma Lewis

Edwin Sumpter Remembers Elma Lewis

Celebrating Elma Lewis

More information about Lewis

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