Sarah and Angelina Grimke are revered figures in American history, famous for rejecting their privileged lives on a plantation in South Carolina to become firebrand activists in the North. Yet retellings of their epic story have long obscured their Black relatives.
From the 1830s through the Civil War, many Lowellians from all walks of life engaged in concerted efforts to block the expansion of slavery and helped freedom seekers even when this meant defying federal law. “A Contradictory Place” offers viewers a way to learn about an important, but too often neglected, chapter of our history.
The 3rd Annual William Lloyd Garrison Lecture, delivered this year by historian Kabria Baumgartner, will examine the lesser known role that Garrison and his radical antislavery newspaper played in teaching Black youth communication arts skills that they used to advance the antislavery movement and their own careers in diverse occupations.
Hosted by University of Maine School of Law Friday, November 18, 2022 12:00 PM to 1:30 PMOnline Zoom Webinar Register here The 2nd Annual Indian Law & History Lecture will explore the Doctrine of Discovery, a millennia old legal principle, which forms the foundation for Western property law and was first espoused by the Pope … Continue reading Event | Indian Law & History Lecture on 11/18/22
This Great Falls Forum panel will share stories to advance our knowledge of African Americans in Maine. Along with building a more honest and inclusive narrative of the community’s racial-ethnic heritage, panelists offer creative ways to preserve and celebrate told and untold stories of work, community-building, and the region's multifaceted heritage.
Hosted by the Tate House Museum Zoom Lecture presented by:Holly K. Hurd, Executive Director Laura F. Sprague, Consulting CuratorWednesday, November 16 at 5:30 p.m. Register here The lecture will highlight new research about colonial Portland & perspectives on Indigenous and Enslaved people that will expand the interpretation of historic Tate House. The lecture will be moderated by … Continue reading Event | New Insights into Indigenous and Enslaved People in Colonial Portland on 11/16/22
November 5th, 1:00pm - 2:30pm Hosted by Hidden Brookline Sign up here This lively 90-minute tour visits three sites to tell the history and stories of slavery and freedom. We begin at Town Hall where participants look for evidence of slavery that is hidden, but in plain sight. The walk continues to an Underground Railroad … Continue reading Tomorrow! Walking Tour of Slavery & Freedom with Hidden Brookline
This question is from Barbara Brown of Hidden Brookline. The Friends of Brookline's Old Burying Ground are planning to place markers in the cemetery to mark and honor the enslaved buried there. At this point, we have confirmed 10 enslaved people as buried in the cemetery, with 8 out of the 10 listed as buried … Continue reading Question: How likely is it that enslaved people in 18th-century MA were buried with their enslavers?
This course is geared toward people interested in learning about and exploring the future of creating grassroots truth telling, reparative initiatives across the state of Maine. Register now! Course launches 10/26
Cipperly Good describes an 1837 trading voyage that took a 24-year-old Maine captain from West Prospect, Maine to Barbados, Trinidad, and St. Thomas, with stops at Puerto Rico and New York City.
Story by Tiziana Dearing and Andrea Perdomo-HernandezWBUR Radio BostonOctober 12, 2022 Christ Church Cambridge hosted a special event Wednesday to honor a man who shares a crypt with two people who enslaved him and his parents. "Here Lies Darby Vassall" is a multimedia installation by Harvard University Graduate School of Design student Nicole Piepenbrink, commemorating Darby … Continue reading News | ‘Here Lies Darby Vassall’ installation honors the life of anti-slavery advocate and activist
99 Years podcast: Episode 1 This new podcast from Samuel James explores the Black history of Maine and the ties between national and local institutionalized racism. Samuel James is a journalist, storyteller and musician. Through his work as staff writer for Black Girl in Maine Media and his long-running column Racisms for Mainer Magazine Samuel … Continue reading New Podcast: 99 Years, A Black exploration of the deliberate creation of the whitest state in the nation
Hosted by Yarmouth History Center October 11 at 7:00 pm Learn more here
Hosted by The Hard History Project October 11th, at 7:00pm EST Register here Presented by the Hard History Project and our friends at Freedom on the Move, this free webinar will feature best practices for teaching slavery in the United States to elementary, middle school and high school students. During the webinar, participants will gain practical, use-tomorrow … Continue reading Event tonight | The Hard History Project: Practical Examples for Teaching Slavery Across Grade Bands 10/11/22
Hosted by Community Change, Inc. "Building the scaffolding of anti-racist organizing community" Register Here The series is designed to be a follow-up to our AROM (Anti-Racist Organizing in Maine) Conference, which grounded local organizing in history and in the tenets of power and policy. This workshop series will go deeper into the how of organizing, with a … Continue reading Anti-Racist Organizing in Maine | Next Step Organizing Workshop Series
Hosted by Longfellow Books Co-sponsored by Maine Historical Society and Mechanics' Hall Thursday, October 27, 2022 at 7:00pmAn in-person event at Mechanics' Hall519 Congress St 2nd FloorPortland, ME 04101 Register here Join Longfellow Books to celebrate the launch of LYDIA MARIA CHILD: A RADICAL AMERICAN LIFE by Lydia Moland. A compelling biography of Lydia Maria … Continue reading Event | Book Launch for Lydia Maria Child: A Radical American Life by Lydia Moland 10/27
By Keith Sargeant | NJ Advance Media for NJ.com The shackled men and women were sold door to door. Privateers sailed up the Hackensack River, offering slaves to plantation owners from modern-day Newark to Rutherford. The Africans were lucrative human cargo, seized when the pirates commandeered slave ships in Perth Amboy before fleeing north to … Continue reading News | The slave trade thrived in the Meadowlands. A N.J. woman wanted the story told.
Boston’s archeology team is digging at several sites through the city to uncover untold stories of the city’s connection to slavery, the Underground Railroad and Black history. The first of three excavations got underway in mid-September at the Shirley-Eustis House in Roxbury. The mansion, built in 1747, was once the seasonal country estate of William … Continue reading News | Boston archeologists digging for artifacts tied to slavery, Underground Railroad
From the series "Illuminating the Unseen" by Old North Church, Boston In this episode of Illuminating the Unseen, Jaimie discusses slavery in Boston during the British colonial period. How did it differ from Southern slavery? How many enslaved people lived in Massachusetts? How did Old North congregants participate in and profit from slavery? Jaimie looks … Continue reading Watch | Old North and Enslaved People in the British Colonial Period
Hosted by the Gilder Lehrman Center for the Study of Slavery, Resistance, and Abolition at the MacMillan Center at Yale Thursday, November 3, 2022 • 6:30pm through Saturday, November 5, 2022 • 3:30pm Register Here • Full Conference Schedule The 24th Annual Conference hosted by the Gilder Lehrman Center for the Study of Slavery, Resistance, and Abolition at the MacMillan Center at … Continue reading Conference | Teaching Race & Slavery in the American Classroom 11/3 – 5