Black Neighborhoods in Amherst Center

A digital guide of some of the historic landmarks, houses and neighborhoods associated with Black families, individuals and events important to Amherst's history. Information on the West Side District of Snell and Hazel Streets can be found on Ancestral Bridge website:

Research on this project was done in consultation with descendants and Ancestral Bridges.

Other sources include James Avery Smith's The History of the Black Population of Amherst , Massachusetts 1728 - 1870 (NEHGS, Boston, 1999) and Joseph Carvallo III, Black Families in Hampden County, Massachusetts, 1650 - 1855 (NEHGS, Institute for Massachusetts Studies, Westfield State College, 1984), The Consecrated Eminence, The Archives and Special Collections at Amherst College and Special Collections at The Jones Library, Amherst.