Visualize Lowell’s Black History

Telling an undertold story
to encourage Downtown exploration
and support economic recovery

Visualize Lowell’s Black History explores Lowell’s Black history through art and interpretation. It creates a trail of pop-up signage between two important landmarks: Mechanics Hall, which housed the barber shop of escaped slave and abolitionist Nathaniel Booth; and the St. Paul’s church, where a committee of African people from the Amistad rebellion spoke to 1,500 to raise funds and awareness. The signage contains facts related to downtown buildings’ relationship to abolitionist and Black History. In addition, there is an art trail along Middlesex Street.

Visit the links to learn more:

Pop-Up Black History Trail

Middlesex Street Visualize Lowell’s Black History Art Trail

Juneteenth Performances (RSVP via Facebook)

This effort is led by a committee of community members of color. If you’re an artist or community member interested in participating in Visualize Lowell’s Black History, please email Christa Brown, founder of Free Soil Arts Collective, at