External Resources



American Civil Liberties Union

The ACLU is our nation's guardian of liberty, working daily in courts, legislatures and communities to defend and preserve the individual rights and liberties that the Constitution and laws of the United States guarantee everyone in this country.
Lawyers Committee for Civil Rights Under Law of the Boston Bar Association
The Lawyers' Committee for Civil Rights Under Law, a nonpartisan, nonprofit organization, was formed in 1963 at the request of President John F. Kennedy to involve the private bar in providing legal services to address racial discrimination. The principal mission of the Lawyers' Committee is to secure, through the rule of law, equal justice under law.

African American Resources

Museum of Afro American History
New England’s largest museum dedicated to preserving, conserving and interpreting the contributions of African Americans.
The Boston Bay State Banner
African-American run Boston periodical; includes headline news, church guide, and archives.
African American Friendship, Inc.
Works to address the needs of low income at-risk disadvantaged inner city youth and young adults in the Boston area.
About Black Boston
Guide to black Boston history, community activities, organization and schools.
Civil rights organization for ethnic minorities in the United States.

Seacoast African American Cultural Center
With concerts, educational programs, exhibits from notable artists, and valuable collections of African artifacts, the Seacoast African American Cultural Center (SAACC) has become the hub of activity to showcase the contributions of individuals of African descent in the seacoast community.

Asian American Resources

Asian American Resource Workshop
An organization that works for the empowerment of local Asian Pacific-American community to achieve its full participation in national society.
Asian American Civic Association
An organization that provides immigrants and economically disadvantaged people with education, occupational training, and social services. 
Sri Lanka Association of New England (SLANE)
A non-profit organization dedicated to serving the Sri Lankans community of New England.
Chinese Progressive Association
The Chinese Progressive Association is a grassroots community organization which works for full equality and empowerment of the Chinese community in the Greater Boston area and beyond.

Latina/o resources

An organization created to advance the political, social and economic standing of Latinos and Latinas in the state.
Centro Latino
Provides education and health services to Latina/os in eastern Massachusetts.
Latino Professional Network
Creates career, educational and social opportunities for Latino professionals.
Vocero Hispano Newspaper
Hispanic newspaper of Massachusetts

Native American Resources

The New England Native American Insitute
The Institute collaborates with Native American researchers, representatives of regional Indian nations, non-Indian scholars and others. Its work is to further a scholarly study and appreciation of New England's rich and unique Native American history and culture.
Mass Center for Native American Awareness, Inc.
A non-profit organization that develops and implements programs to serve the cultural and spiritual needs of Massachusetts Native Americans.