Tuesday, June 29 | 10:00 am – 12:00 pm
A People’s History of Portland
Hosted by Atlantic Black Box & Indigo Arts Alliance
Taking inspiration from Howard Zinn’s A People’s History of the United States, this tour through Portland’s Old Port highlights the stories of the city’s historically marginalized communities. From the colonial assault on Indigenous peoples to the enslavement of Africans, ABB Education Coordinator Seth Goldstein will help to reveal the brutal realities hidden behind many of our finest facades while projecting onto the built environment the many contributions of the resilient and extraordinary individuals who lived and labored here.
These tours are considered a low-exertion-level activity, with moderately paced walking throughout downtown Portland. We suggest wearing breathable clothing and comfortable shoes; don’t forget a water bottle to stay hydrated. Ages 6+. Please call 508-364-2139 for any questions or concerns.
Seth Goldstein grew up on Cape Cod, where he developed his passion for maritime history. His research interests include the historic North Atlantic fishery, global piracy, New England shipwrecks and lighthouses, and the transatlantic slave trade. He currently teaches at The Maine College of Art.