Event: “For the Common Benefit of the Place” Black Freedom in Early Boston
Wednesday, August 19th | 7:00 pm Old North Digital Speaker Series Register here
Public historian and local author Alex Goldfeld will give an illustrated presentation on Boston’s African-American community in the 1600s. He will draw on his graduate research in The History of the Streets of Boston’s North End to speak about life for Boston’s earliest black residents. The audience will get glimpses of free Black Bostonians as well as efforts to control them by law throughout Massachusetts.
Meadow Dibble, Ph.D. is a writer, researcher, and antiracist historical recovery advocate working to surface New England's suppressed narratives through her practice Public History & Education Consulting LLC. In 2018 she founded Atlantic Black Box, a grassroots public history project that empowers communities throughout the Northeast to take up the critical work of researching and reckoning with the region’s complicity in the slave trade and the global economy of enslavement. Meadow serves as Project Lead on the Place Justice Project for the Permanent Commission on the Status of Racial, Indigenous, and Tribal Populations.
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