Hosted by Maine Conservation Voters

Friday, January 15, 12:00 -1:00 p.m.

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Rural African American communities are an important, yet understudied, part of Maine’s history and path to statehood. Peterborough, in the town of Warren, was once one of the largest African American communities in Maine. 

Dr. Kate McMahon of the Smithsonian National Museum of African American History and Culture will present a talk hosted by Maine Conservation Voters to share how Amos and Sarah Peters — a Revolutionary War veteran and a freedom petitioner, respectively — built a large community in Warren and fought for their freedom and the futures of their descendants.

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2 thoughts on “Event: Dr. Kate McMahon on “Land and Liberty: The Historic African American Community of Peterborough, Maine”

  1. I am the grandson of carl peters. my name is michael doughty son of carlene irma taylor holmes I am very interested in this information about my background .thank you in best regards mike doughty

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