The Freedom Trail on Trial: Resources for the Urbano Project

More information about the Urbano Project & The Freedom Trail on Trial here:

Official Freedom Trail Foundation website - get information about tour sites and bibliographies (lists of books about events and people commemorated on the Trail).

Researching Boston in the Present

Boston & its Neighborhoods -- research guide from Boston University Libraries

Boston Indicators Project -- Data & reports from the greater Boston area in the areas of civic community, cultural life & the arts, economy, education, environment, health, housing, public safety, technology, and transportation.

Metro Boston Data Common -- an online mapping tool. A partnership between the Metropolitan Area Planning Council (MAPC) and the Boston Indicators Project, it makes available data about cities and towns in Massachusetts. Explore data, print out instant community snapshots or maps, and create your own maps.

Local Libraries

The Yvonne Pappenheim Library on Antiracism - A free lending library of materials about racism and white privilege in the United States.

Boston History

American Memory - Online documents, images, and other records of American history -- available for viewing online.

Boston Streets: Mapping Directory Data - This project brings together photographs, maps, and city directories that let visitors explore the streets of Boston in the 19th and 20th century.

Online Collections from the Boston Public Library - images, documents, recordings, video and other sources from Boston's history available for free, online

History & Political Science Research Guide - from the Boston Public Library. You need a BPL card to log in to many of the databases from off-site.

Preserving the History of Boston's Diversity - Resources on Chinese-American, African-American, Latino, and Gay and Lesbian histories in Boston

We Raise Our Voices - From the Northeastern University Archives. Documents histories of local African American, gay & lesbian, feminist, and Latino activism

African American History

Boston African American National Historic Site - Information about sites on the Black Heritage Trail

Museum of African American History - Consult their links page (under About the Museum) for additional resources

Boston Black History: After Abolition, The New Century - A site by Wellesley College American Studies professor Lorraine Roses

Museum of the National Center of African American Artists - Local museum dedicated to the celebration, exhibition, collection and criticism of black visual arts heritage worldwide.

African Activist Archive - Documents & protest materials created by groups in Massachusetts

Women's History

Boston Women's Heritage Trail - See the Women's History Resources section, too.

Women in the Abolition Movenent, Boston - Information for a self-guided tour, from the National Women's History Museum

Researching People

Biographies - Resource guide for online sources from the Internet Public Library

Another project related to the Freedom Trail

Katie Hargrave - The Freedom Trail: Economic and Cultural Pilgrimage - The project exists as a series of photographs of the removed and added Freedom TrailĀ® as well as a self-guided podcast tour of the original Freedom TrailĀ® .