Celebrate black achievements


We tell stories of Black people’s triumphs to celebrate their success and recognize the path they blazed for others to follow

Unearth the Past


We share stories of the people, places and events that shaped Black history in Massachusetts

Harriet Tubman

Step on Board Memorial-Boston

A Philip Randolph

African-American Railroad Worker Dedication-Boston

From Boston to the Berkshires, there is an abundance of Black History throughout the Commonwealth of Massachusetts

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Black Gems Unearthed is an educational video series about Black History in Massachusetts. We bring Black history to life through well researched storytelling, and we show you present day locations where history took place throughout the state. Sources are provided for each video within the YouTube video descriptions so that you can continue to learn and explore on your own. 

Jazz Dottin is the host of Black Gems Unearthed. She is originally from Massachusetts and is learning about Black history in her own backyard.  Jazz earned a bachelors in Tourism Management and Spanish from Temple University, and has worked in the tourism industry and arts and culture field for 10+ years.

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Black woman walking on Massachusetts

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