Boston Art Museums has a 100th birthday on May 1, and its official Twitter account shared an image from the museum’s website.
The image, which features a plaque honoring the Boston Historical Society, is titled “Celebrating the 100 Years of Lynching.”
The plaque reads: “The history of lynchings is the story of a community of people who were brutally terrorized by a mob of white men.
It is a story that has changed the world.
It has changed our country.
And it has changed humanity.
The story of the lynching of Martin Luther King Jr. is a history that we can and must celebrate.”
The Boston Historical Association also shared the image.
In the Boston Globe, the website’s lead writer, Dan Waugh, wrote, “The Boston Historical Museum is dedicated to celebrating the history and legacy of Martin L. King Jr., and celebrating our diverse community through art, storytelling, and education.
The BHM’s 100th Anniversary of Martin and Doris King’s lynching has been a long-time goal of the museum.
Its anniversary is just the perfect time to bring attention to this important and overlooked event in our city.”
The BHM’s website has also shared a photo from the event.
Boston Artifacts: The Boston Museum of Fine Arts opened in 1887 and has been featured in movies like The Big Chill, which chronicles the life of King and the other founders of the Boston Public Library.
The Boston History Museum is the oldest continuously operating museum in the country and has a long history of curatorial excellence and public service.
Boston’s public library was founded in 1835, and the BHM is one of only two museums in the nation to have its collection preserved.
Boston History: Boston’s history has been represented in films like The Boston Public Laboratory and The Last of the Mohicans.
The American Civil War was fought from the 1820s to 1865.
Boston was the birthplace of the Revolutionary War.
Bostonians, especially immigrants from the Irish-speaking countries of Ireland and the Netherlands, played a major role in the war effort.
In 1888, President James Buchanan signed the Massachusetts-New York Compromise, which allowed the U.S. to become a nation state.
In 1917, President Franklin Delano Roosevelt established the U-boat blockade of the Caribbean.
In 1942, the USS Maine sank off the coast of the island of Haiti.
The Civil War, known as the American Civil Liberties Union, was founded.
It began as a group of abolitionists fighting for freedom in the South, and grew into a nationwide movement that led to the Ulysses S. Grant administration.