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UntilAfrican Americans were a Black boston but historically important minority in Boston, where the population was overwhelmingly white. Since then, Boston's demographics have changed due to factors such as immigrationwhite flightand gentrification. According to census information foran estimatedpeople in Boston Despite being in the minority, and despite having faced housing, educational, and other discrimination, African Americans in Boston have made significant contributions in the arts, politics, and business since colonial times.

They were the first black people in Boston on record; others may have arrived earlier. The first black landowner in Boston was Bostian Kenwho purchased a house and four acres in Dorchester in Dorchester was annexed to Boston in For humanitarian reasons he mortgaged his "Black boston" and land to free another slave, making him technically the first African American to "purchase" a slave.

A small community of free African Black boston lived at the base of Copp's Hill from the 17th to the 19th century. Members of this community were buried in the Copp's Hill Burying Groundwhere a few remaining headstones can still be seen today.

The community was served by the First Baptist Black boston. Inthe year-old Phyllis Wheatley published her first poem, "On Messrs. Hussey and Coffin", in the Newport Mercury. It was the first poem published in the Colonies by an African American. Historians disagree on whether Attucks was a free man or an escaped slave. Slavery was abolished in Massachusetts in[7] mostly out of gratitude for black participation in the Revolutionary War.

Subsequently, a sizable community of free blacks and escaped slaves developed in Boston. Boston Black boston a hotbed of the abolitionist movement.

The Twelfth Baptist Churchled by abolitionist Rev. Several slave rescue riots took place in Boston. The judge ordered them freed because of a problem with the arrest warrant. When the agent for the slaveholder requested a new warrant, a group of spectators rioted in the courtroom and Black boston Small and Bates. An attempt to rescue Thomas Sims in was unsuccessful.

Several white Bostonians, such as William Lloyd Garrison founder of the Liberator and a member of the Boston Vigilance Committeewere active in the abolitionist movement.

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Charles Sumnerthe Massachusetts senator who in was nearly beaten to death on the Senate floor by a Southerner for condemning slavery, was from Boston. Frederick Douglass and other abolitionists recruited soldiers for the 54th regiment at the African Meeting House.

One member of the regiment was Sergeant William H. It was one of the few locations in the United States at the time where African Americans had a political voice. At least one black resident from the West End sat on Boston's community council during every year Black boston and Homerits first African-American officer, in Homer spent 40 years Black boston the police force.

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