William Monroe Trotter Institute

The Study of Black Culture

Barbara Lewis, director of the Trotter Institute, with singer, songwriter, actor and social activist Harry Belafonte.

Tune in to Commonwealth Journal

You never know who will turn up on Commonwealth Journal, which airs weekly on WUMB 91.9 FM. Barbara Lewis, director of the Trotter Institute, is one of the hosts. Read More 

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Support the Trotter Institute's mission to address the needs and concerns of the Black community and communities of color in Boston. Read More 


Giving to UMass Boston

Support the Black community and communities of color in Boston and Massachusetts through research, technical assistance, and public service through a gift to the Trotter Institute.


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