Boston: A Port of Entry for Enslaved Africans

In October 2020, the Middle Passage and Port Marker Boston Partnership installed a permanent marker on Long Wharf. It acknowledges Boston as a port of entry for enslaved Africans. This port marker formally honors and remembers the Africans who died and those who survived the transatlantic voyage known as the Middle Passage. Additionally, it recognizes the vital role that Africans and their descendants played in the development of the Massachusetts Bay Colony, the Commonwealth of Massachusetts, and the United States of America.

This website is the online presence of the marker.

Livestream: Middle Passage Marker Dedication