Hosted by Maine Conservation Voters
Friday, January 15, 12:00 -1:00 p.m.
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.