Published On: July 28, 2023

More than 50 Black leaders from NAACP chapters across the country took a tour of Mattapan, Dorchester, and Roxbury Friday afternoon, to show them the complicated history and the current success stories of Boston’s majority-Black neighborhoods.

The Day of Activation involved a three-stop journey: to Cote Village, an affordable housing complex in Mattapan; Freedom House, a nonprofit in Dorchester; and Frugal Bookstore, a Black-owned business in Roxbury, before returning to the convention center.

At each stop, attendees heard from local grassroots organizations about issues facing Boston’s Black neighborhoods, including housing justice, environmental justice, and youth empowerment. And they sampled dishes from local Black-owned restaurants along the way.

Read more at the Boston Globe.

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