The Museum of African American History is pleased to host an evening of history, poetry and music dedicated to the unwavering persistence shared in three literary giants: MARIA STEWART (1803-1879), DAVID WALKER (c.1797-1830) and SAMUEL ALLEN (1917-2015). MARIA STEWART was the first woman to speak to a mixed-gender audience in public to address political topics. DAVID WALKER wrote and published An Appeal to the Coloured Citizens of the World. As orators and publishers, both contributed to the African American literary canon. Maria…Find out more »
Certain books were “banned in Boston” at least as far back as 1651, when one William Pynchon wrote a book criticizing Puritanism.