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Black History Month, celebrated every February, is an opportunity to learn about and recognize the contributions of African Americans throughout U.S. history.

The Massachusetts Office of Travel and Tourism (MOTT) has compiled a list of Black History Month resources, including walking tours and heritage trails. They showcase the lives and work of important figures in the African American community and how their efforts have shaped the Commonwealth and the country. Sites around Massachusetts include:

Whether you take a guided tour or head out on your own with map in hand, set aside some time this Black History Month to learn more about the impact African Americans have had on the course of Massachusetts’ and America’s history.

Comment below or tweet us @MassGov to share your plans for Black History Month.

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