The African American Heritage Trail (AAHT) touches 48 sites in 29 Massachusetts and Connecticut towns. These various self-guided experiences offer the history and context of African Americans who played pivotal roles in the region, the U.S., across the world and across the centuries. You will experience the impact and contributions of ordinary, humble people of achievement, and you will meet others who emerged as leaders and activists of their times.
Key sites include:
- The W. E. B. Du Bois Boyhood Homesite, a National Landmark property in Great Barrington
- The Samuel Harrison House in Pittsfield, home of the 54th Massachusetts Regiment chaplain who protested discriminatory pay practices.
- The Clinton Church Restoration Project, a current project reviving a historically Black church in Great Barrington
- The Elizabeth “Mum Bet” Trail