Honoring Black History Month
February 5, 2021
In honor of Black History Month, we have partnered with the Museum of African American History (Boston and Nantucket) as a continued show of support for social justice and racial equity. For every pint of Harpoon IPA sold at the Harpoon Beer Hall during February, we will donate $1 to the Museum of African American History. You can also donate directly by clicking here.
Guest blog post from the team at The Museum of African American History
The Museum of African American History’s (Boston and Nantucket) partnership with Harpoon Brewery gives us an opportunity to grow our community of friends and supporters. Please become a member of the Museum today! If you do so during February, you will receive a special gift from the Museum in honor of Black History Month.
We have a diverse community of members who are committed to preserving and celebrating the inspiring moments of Black History reflected in our collection. Join the Museum today and join a movement to learn, celebrate, and share the powerful stories of the men and women, black and white, who led the Abolitionist Movement of the 18th and 19th centuries— launched right here in Boston.
Important moments in the fight for equality happened at the Museum’s historic sites: the African Meeting Houses in both Boston and Nantucket and the Abiel Smith School in Boston. These sites are central to the Museum’s collection and the sobering and inspiring American stories of freedom won. Unique and beautifully restored, our historic sites are much more than buildings, they are the jewels of our collection. They embody the centrally important role that African Americans played in the fight for human rights in our nation. This struggle brought activists together across differences in race, gender, ethnicity, class, and religion. Their passionate civic engagement and discourse, which culminated in the abolition of slavery, would significantly shape subsequent struggles for suffrage, school desegregation, and civil rights, including marriage equality.
Celebrate Black History Month by joining the Museum today because Black History is central to understanding the full American story.
In Vermont we will be supporting The Vermont African American Heritage Trail, which has 20 sites throughout the state that serves to inform Vermont tourists and residents of the enduring contributions of Vermonters of African heritage and the role of white Vermonters in both Vermont and American civil rights history. Learn more here.