Step into the sanctuary of the African Meeting House and you will walk on the same ancient floorboards where Frederick Douglass, William Lloyd Garrison and other prominent abolitionists railed against slavery in the 19th century, and where free black men gathered to shape the famed 54th Massachusetts Civil War regiment.

I can’t wait to visit here on my next trip to Boston, the city where both my parents grew up and where I still have family.  For decades visitors, myself included, have walked the Freedom Trail.  Our definition of that term is about to get a little wider.