Monday, October 11, 2021
8:30 AM – 5:30 PM EDT
Please join the Museum of Old Newbury, writers, and historians on Monday, October 11, 2021 at The Governor’s Academy, Byfield, Mass., to explore the lives and work of black New Englanders through a fresh examination of the historical record and recent research. Presenters will also bring to life the work of abolitionists in the region.
The historians and scholars assembled will bring various views and expertise to a scrutiny of New England’s deep involvement in slavery. Read more about all the speakers and presenters here.
Topics include a detailed look at black civic life in Essex County, new scholarship on the abolitionist movement and detailed investigation of the lives of free blacks, as well as the enslaved and enslavers in the region.