Event tonight: Black Radical: The Life and Times of William Monroe Trotter with Dr. Kerri Greenidge

Hosted by Historic New England Thursday, March 25, 5:00 p.m. ET Register here Join historian Kerri Greenidge for this illuminating online talk on civil rights activist William Monroe Trotter (1872–1934). With the stylistic verve of a newspaperman and the unwavering fearlessness of an emancipator, Trotter galvanized Black working class citizens to wield their political power despite the violent racism of … Continue reading Event tonight: Black Radical: The Life and Times of William Monroe Trotter with Dr. Kerri Greenidge

Event: Patricia Q. Wall on The Era of Slavery in Southern Maine 3/25/21 @ 6 pm

Hosted by Rice Public Library Thursday, March 25, 6:00 PM register here Rice Public Library in Kittery, Maine presents historian and author, Patricia Q. Wall, to discuss the era of slavery in Southern Maine as revealed in her recently published book, 'Lives of Consequence: Blacks in Early Kittery & Berwick in the Massachusetts Province of … Continue reading Event: Patricia Q. Wall on The Era of Slavery in Southern Maine 3/25/21 @ 6 pm

ABB Event: Parent University on Researching & Reckoning with New England’s Past 3/18 & 3/24

Hosted by Portland Public Schools Thursday, March 18, 2021 & Wednesday, March 24, 2021 | 5:30-7:00 pm Link to join Join members of the Atlantic Black Box Project for a two-part exploration of slavery in the North and New England’s complicity in the global economy of enslavement. Why have our history books and regional narratives left … Continue reading ABB Event: Parent University on Researching & Reckoning with New England’s Past 3/18 & 3/24

Event: Unsung Heroes: Black Women in Essex County 3/28/21

With Dr. Kabria Baumgartner of University of New Hampshire and Dr. Elizabeth Duclos-Orsello of Salem State University Hosted by Salem Maritime and Saugus Iron Works Sunday, March 28, 2021 at 1:00p.m. Register here In celebration of Salem Women’s History Day, join us for a virtual program, “Unsung Heroes: Black Women in Essex County,” at 1:00p.m. … Continue reading Event: Unsung Heroes: Black Women in Essex County 3/28/21

Event: Hard History Project VPLC for Educators with Dr. Hasan Kwame Jeffries 3/9/21 @7

The Hard History Project is hosting a monthly Virtual Professional Learning Community (VPLC) in partnership with University of New Orleans’ Midlo Center. Tuesday, March 9th, at 7:00 EST | Link to event Every month we’ll dig in deep to look at at least two of the Summary Objectives of the 6-12 Framework for Learning for Justice’s … Continue reading Event: Hard History Project VPLC for Educators with Dr. Hasan Kwame Jeffries 3/9/21 @7

Call For Papers: “Blackness in New England from Crispus Attucks to Ayanna Pressley”

A special issue of The New England Quarterly Guest editors: Kerri Greenidge (Tufts University) and Holly Jackson (UMass Boston) In Dusk of Dawn (1940), W.E.B. Du Bois referred to his New England boyhood in Great Barrington, Massachusetts, as being "shut in by its mountains and provincialism." Similarly, the Jamaican-born poet Claude McKay used "Spring in New Hampshire" (1922) … Continue reading Call For Papers: “Blackness in New England from Crispus Attucks to Ayanna Pressley”

Event tonight: Atlantic Black Box, Reckoning with New England’s Complicity in the Slave Trade @ 7 pm

With Dr. Meadow Dibble and Dr. Kate McMahon Hosted by the University of Maine's McGillicuddy Humanities Center Thursday, February 25, 2021 at 7:00 p.m. Register here Atlantic Black Box is a public history project that empowers communities throughout New England to take up the critical work of researching and reckoning with our region’s complicity in the global economy … Continue reading Event tonight: Atlantic Black Box, Reckoning with New England’s Complicity in the Slave Trade @ 7 pm

Event tonight: Hasan Jeffries on Bending the Arc of the Moral Universe: African Americans’ Struggle to Live Their Freedoms

Presented by the First Amendment Museum in Augusta, Maine February 18, 2021 @ 7:00 pm – 8:30 pm Register here Join us as we speak to Hasan Kwame Jeffries for his presentation “Bending the Arc of the Moral Universe: African Americans’ Struggle to Live Their Freedoms.” Hasan Kwame Jeffries is an associate professor of history … Continue reading Event tonight: Hasan Jeffries on Bending the Arc of the Moral Universe: African Americans’ Struggle to Live Their Freedoms

Event: Kabria Baumgartner on African American women fighting for equal education in 19th-century America 2/21/21

Presented by the Gilder Lehrman Center Sunday, February 21, at 2:00 pm ET Register here Gilder Lehrman's Book Breaks series will feature Kabria Baumgartner (University of New Hampshire) discussing her new book In Pursuit of  Knowledge: Black Women and Educational Activism in Antebellum America.  Baumgartner examines the fight for equal school rights, which took place over a century before Brown v. Board … Continue reading Event: Kabria Baumgartner on African American women fighting for equal education in 19th-century America 2/21/21

Event: The Rise and Fall of Slavery in Massachusetts with David Mark 2/25/21

Presented by Maynard Public Library Thursday, February 25 at 7:00 pm Register here In celebration of Black History Month, Maynard author and historian David Mark will speak about Massachusetts’ history of slavery. Massachusetts was the first colony to legalize slavery (1641) and the first to end it (1783). A census conducted in 1754 reported that … Continue reading Event: The Rise and Fall of Slavery in Massachusetts with David Mark 2/25/21