If New England’s merchant vessels had been equipped with black boxes to record the nature of their trade, we would be in a far better position today to determine the causes of the crash we are experiencing as a nation, as well as the origins of persistent racial injustice in this region.


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to learn more about Maine vessels in the slave trade, thanks to data compiled by scholar Kate McMahon of the Smithsonian’s National Museum of African American History and Culture.
Join the movement to uncover New England’s historical role in the slave trade and the business of slavery.

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