Welcome to the 3rd Annual Massachusetts Civic Learning Week (March 6-10, 2023)!

Civic Learning Week 2023 seeks to highlight the importance of civic education in sustaining and strengthening constitutional democracy in the United States.

By highlighting the civic knowledge, skills, and dispositions that provide the foundation for an informed and engaged populace, Civic Learning Week seeks to further energize the movement for renewed civic education across Massachusetts and the nation.

Join us! Register for the special events here in Massachusetts and on the national stage.

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Monday, March 6 • 12:00pm - 12:45pm
David Walker, Black Activist and Civic Leader in 19th-century Boston

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This event was organized by the Massachusetts Historical Society and Boston Public Schools.

This session highlights the civic contributions of David Walker, a 19th-century activist and abolitionist. Walker, a free Black man and major figure in Boston's early abolitionist circles, published a fiery Appeal in 1829 intended to persuade Black Americans to fight back against their oppression. Dr. Tara Bynum, Assistant Professor of English & African American Studies at the University of Iowa, will speak about Walker's Appeal and the significance of his legacy.

Please note that an additional registration step is required for this event. Please register for this event here to receive the Zoom meeting details.


Elyssa Tardif

Director of Education, Massachusetts Historical Society

Monday March 6, 2023 12:00pm - 12:45pm EST