Building a Better Black Box

By Meadow Dibble What you are looking at is a document chest believed to have belonged to Elijah Cobb (1768–1848), one of New England’s most celebrated sea captains and the founding father of my hometown on Cape Cod. You might even call it a 19th-century black box, since the purpose of this object, like that … Continue reading Building a Better Black Box

Event: Learning to Read the Maine Landscape Through the Lens of Racial History 3/4/21

With guest speakers Dr. Meadow Dibble and Dr. Kate McMahon Hosted by the Southern Maine Conservation Collaborative Thursday, March 4th | 4:30p.m.-6:00p.m. RSVP here New England has long repressed the memory of its complicity in Atlantic world slavery, just as our dominant narrative has suppressed the stories of the region's free and enslaved Black and … Continue reading Event: Learning to Read the Maine Landscape Through the Lens of Racial History 3/4/21

Event: Seth Goldstein Offers a Virtual Guided Tour of Portland’s Old Port

Hosted by Maine College of Art Thursday, February 25, 2021 at 9:15 amfree and open to the public | follow link to join event J.B. Brown Sugar House, from the collections of Maine Historical Society Historian Seth Goldstein will take you on a virtual walking tour of Portland's Old Port Neighborhood. Topics discussed will include … Continue reading Event: Seth Goldstein Offers a Virtual Guided Tour of Portland’s Old Port

Event today: Hard History Project VPLC for Educators with Guest Dr. Ed Baptist

The Hard History Project is excited to announce our monthly Virtual Professional Learning Community (VPLC) in partnership with University of New Orleans’ Midlo Center. Tuesday, February 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 … Continue reading Event today: Hard History Project VPLC for Educators with Guest Dr. Ed Baptist

Event: Rhode Island Slave History Medallions 2/10 @ 5:30

Presented by Westerly Library & Wilcox Park Wednesday, February 10, 2021 | 5:30pm - 6:30pm Register here In recognition of Black History Month, Westerly Library & Wilcox Park are hosting a discussion on the history and current efforts of the Rhode Island Slave History Medallions organization. Registration is required. Please register by Tuesday, February 9th. You … Continue reading Event: Rhode Island Slave History Medallions 2/10 @ 5:30

Event: Gilder Lehrman Center hosts the Witness Stones Project on 2/11

GLC@Lunch: Dennis Culliton and Joy Burns, Witness Stones Project February 10, 2021 at 12:00 pm Registration required Dennis Culliton and Joy Burns discuss the Witness Stones Project, A research partnership with local schools, students, and historical societies, which seeks to restore the history and honor the humanity and contributions of the enslaved individuals who helped build our communities. … Continue reading Event: Gilder Lehrman Center hosts the Witness Stones Project on 2/11

Listen: Civics 101 on Black history through the stories of New Hampshire’s graveyards 2/8@9

New Hampshire public radio & Black Heritage Trail New Hampshire Monday, February 8, 2021 at 9:00 a.m. Tune in on Monday to hear JerriAnne Boggis, Erica Armstrong Dunbar, and Gabrielle Foreman discuss stories from a new video series produced by New Hampshire Public Radio’s Civics 101 team and BHTNH. The series explores New Hampshire’s Black history through the stories of local graveyards. … Continue reading Listen: Civics 101 on Black history through the stories of New Hampshire’s graveyards 2/8@9

Event: Gilder Lehrman Book Breaks with Kabria Baumgartner and “In Pursuit of Knowledge”

Presented by the Gilder Lehrman Institute of American History February 21, 2021 at 2:00 p.m. EST Register here Gilder Lehrman Book Breaks features the most exciting history scholars in America discussing their books with host William Roka live, followed by a Q&A with home audiences. Join us online on Sunday, February 21 from 2:00 to … Continue reading Event: Gilder Lehrman Book Breaks with Kabria Baumgartner and “In Pursuit of Knowledge”

Event tomorrow: Safe Harbor, Boston’s Maritime Underground Railroad

Presented by Boston Public Library and the National Parks Service Tuesday, February 2, 2021 6:00 PM – 7:00 PM Register here During the years preceding the American Civil War, Boston served as one of the most important stops on the Underground Railroad. Did you know that many of the fugitives escaping from enslavement came to … Continue reading Event tomorrow: Safe Harbor, Boston’s Maritime Underground Railroad