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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

A Deepening Lesson

(https://images.app.goo.gl/T3xTWF7ajq9xWFio6) Caleb May '21 I wrote in my last entry about how, prior to this class, my range of knowledge about Black Americans didn’t extend far beyond the historic household names like Frederick Douglas and Harriet Tubman. It was scary to realize that I had failed to learn about valuable members of our community.   As we learn more, we also realized why this was the … Continue reading A Deepening Lesson

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

Agnes, An Enslaved Woman’s Grave on Old Burial Hill, Marblehead, MA

By Lauren McCormack, Executive Director, Marblehead Museum, Marblehead, MA Agnes Russell is one of only three known burials of a Person of Color in Marblehead's oldest cemetery, Old Burial Hill. Her gravestone has been lost for over 40 years, but now there is a movement afoot to again mark her grave honorably while contextualizing her … Continue reading Agnes, An Enslaved Woman’s Grave on Old Burial Hill, Marblehead, MA

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

Action: Weigh in to Remove Fuller Statue in Augusta 2/16/21 @ 12

Tuesday, February 16, 2021 at 12:00 pm Attend Meeting There will be a meeting of the Kennebec County, Maine County Commissioners Tuesday 2/16/21 at noon to determine the fate of the Melville Fuller statue in front of the Kennebec County Courthouse in Augusta. Roger Leisner made a motion at the Commission's January 21 meeting to remove … Continue reading Action: Weigh in to Remove Fuller Statue in Augusta 2/16/21 @ 12

ABB Event: Remapping New England | Righting History (Memory + Art + Place) on 2/23/21

Presented by Atlantic Black Box & Indigo Arts Alliance Tuesday, February 23, 2021 at 7:00 pm EST Register here Indigo Arts Alliance and Atlantic Black Box invite you to join us for the second event in our ReMapping New England series devoted to exploring the role of public art in inscribing history in the built … Continue reading ABB Event: Remapping New England | Righting History (Memory + Art + Place) on 2/23/21

Event: Mapping African American History in Maine on 2/17/21

a virtual panel discussion Presented by the University of Southern Maine African American Collection of the Jean Byers Sampson Center for Diversity in Maine Wednesday, February 17, 20215:30 PM 6:30 Register here Mapping Maine; Digitizing and Charting Sites Connected to Maine’s Black History, presenter: Anastasia Azenaro-Moore. Anastasia Azenaro-Moore has worked in historic preservation since graduating with … Continue reading Event: Mapping African American History in Maine on 2/17/21

Event: Slavery in Mamaroneck Township (Westchester County, New York) on 2/17

Presented by the Mamaroneck Public Library, the Mamaroneck and Larchmont Historical Societies and REALM (Recognizing Enslaved Africans of Larchmont-Mamaroneck) Wednesday, February 17, 7:00-8:00pm Register here We will focus on the enslaved people of Mamaroneck and what the records reveal about them. The Presenters:  John Jay College Professor Ned Benton, Co-Director of the New York Slavery … Continue reading Event: Slavery in Mamaroneck Township (Westchester County, New York) on 2/17