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Event: 14th Annual Black New England Conference Begins Tomorrow

Black Women Rock: Leading the Chargefor Social & Political Change Presented by the Black Heritage Trail of New Hampshire September 25 & 26, 2020 | Manchester, NHRegister here The 14th Black New England Conference will celebrate, examine, and make visible Black women’s leadership and activism in fights for political and social change. Panelists will discuss … Continue reading Event: 14th Annual Black New England Conference Begins Tomorrow

Event: Hard History Monthly Webinar for Educators Starts Tomorrow

Attention Educators! Join a free monthly webinar on Teaching Tolerance’s Teaching Hard History Initiative starting tomorrow, Tuesday, September 22, at 7:00 p.m. EST Our lead presenter will be Dr. Kate Shuster, the director of the Hard History Project and longtime manager of the Southern Poverty Law Center’s Teaching Hard History Initiative. The Hard History Project … Continue reading Event: Hard History Monthly Webinar for Educators Starts Tomorrow

Event: Acts of Rebellion and Envisioning a New Society

The Royall House and Slave Quarters presents a conversation with Dr. Vincent Brown and Dr. Timothy McCarthy Wednesday, September 23, 2020 | 12:00-1:00 p.m. Register via Eventbrite The Royall House and Slave Quarters invites you to join a dynamic and exciting conversation between Drs. Vincent Brown and Timothy McCarthy about the role of protests and … Continue reading Event: Acts of Rebellion and Envisioning a New Society

Event: Freedom’s Woods: The African American Community of Peterborough in Warren, Maine

ABB Director of Research Kate McMahon presents a talk for Maine Historical Society's Maine at 200 Series Monday, September 14, 2020 | 6:00 – 7:00 pm Register here Sarah and Amos Peters came to Warren, Maine by the early 1780s and established a large community of African American, Native American, and mixed-race people whose lives … Continue reading Event: Freedom’s Woods: The African American Community of Peterborough in Warren, Maine

How the Myth of a Liberal North Erases a Long History of White Violence

Anti-black racism has terrorized African Americans throughout the nation’s history, regardless of where in the country they lived. By Christy Clark-Pujara and Anna-Lisa Cox This article was originally published on the blog for the Smithsonian's National Museum of American History as the first of a five-part series titled "Black Life in Two Pandemics: Histories of … Continue reading How the Myth of a Liberal North Erases a Long History of White Violence

Spencer Hall: He Died in the Guinea Trade

A distant cousin of mine, Conrad Hall, recently published a book about the descendants of our fifth-great-grandparents, A Select History of Mathews County, Virginia: 17th, 18th & 19th Centuries and The Family of Robert and Ann Hall. It's a very well-compiled and well-written historical documentation, full of evidence surrounding the origin, environment, and events of … Continue reading Spencer Hall: He Died in the Guinea Trade