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Event | History Inside-Out: Learning How to Decenter the Dominant Narrative on 1/12/22

Hosted by the Center for Antiracist Education Wednesday January 12, 2022, at 6:30 PM EST Register here Dominant narratives seem hard-wired into the collective memory, into our textbooks, and in our lessons. They are incomplete depictions, often only representing a single point of view—that of the people in power. Challenging those narratives isn’t just a matter … Continue reading Event | History Inside-Out: Learning How to Decenter the Dominant Narrative on 1/12/22

Event | Teaching New England Slavery to Kids on 1/7/22

Hosted by Conversations on the Commons January 7, 2021, 10:00 a.m. – 11:30 a.m. REGISTER HERE or visit the Mass History Commons to learn more. Teaching New England Slavery to Kids, A conversation with Kristin Gallas, principal at Interpreting Slavery Join us for our latest Conversation on the Common, where we tackle the topic of “Teaching New England Slavery … Continue reading Event | Teaching New England Slavery to Kids on 1/7/22

Tonight! ABB’s What Happened Here Series | Evicting Black Salem in 1790 at 5:00 pm

Probing the Archives with historian Beth Bower Hosted by Atlantic Black Box Thursday, December 16, 2021 at 5:00 pm ET Register here In December of 1790, the Selectmen of Salem, Massachusetts directed the town constable to notify or “warn” a list of 103 Black Salem households that if they were not “lawful” inhabitants of Salem … Continue reading Tonight! ABB’s What Happened Here Series | Evicting Black Salem in 1790 at 5:00 pm

Event | David Walker’s Appeal: The Pen as Sword on 12/15/21

With L'Merchie Frazier and Peter Snoad   Hosted by Old North Church Wednesday, December 15, 2021  7:00 – 8:30pmRSVP on Eventbrite Living as a Black abolitionist in Boston, David Walker published his Appeal to the Colored Citizens of the World in 1829 and sent shockwaves across the nation. This revolutionary pamphlet called on enslaved people to revolt against … Continue reading Event | David Walker’s Appeal: The Pen as Sword on 12/15/21

ABB’s What Happened Here Series | Evicting Black Salem in 1790 on 12/16/21

Probing the Archives with historian Beth Bower Hosted by Atlantic Black Box Thursday, December 16, 2021 at 5:00 pm ET Register here In December of 1790, the Selectmen of Salem, Massachusetts directed the town constable to notify or “warn” a list of 103 Black Salem households that if they were not “lawful” inhabitants of Salem … Continue reading ABB’s What Happened Here Series | Evicting Black Salem in 1790 on 12/16/21

Event | Community Forum Hosted by Maine’s Permanent Commission on the Status of Racial, Indigenous, and Tribal Populations on 12/9

Addressing racial disparities to improve quality of life for all Mainers Thursday, December 9, 2021 at 4:30 pm Register here The Permanent Commission on the Status of Racial, Indigenous, and Tribal Populations will host its first Community Forum on Thursday, December 9, 2021 at 4:30 pm. Commissioners will share their vision with the public and will listen in turn, … Continue reading Event | Community Forum Hosted by Maine’s Permanent Commission on the Status of Racial, Indigenous, and Tribal Populations on 12/9

Event tonight | Atlantic Black Box: Collectively Rewriting the Story of New England @ 6:30 pm

Hosted by Freeport Historical Society Thu, Dec 2, 2021, 6:30 PM EST Register here Meadow Dibble, PhD, will share how communities across New England are actively recovering the suppressed history of region's deep investment in the Atlantic world economy of enslavement New England has long repressed the memory of its complicity in Atlantic world slavery, … Continue reading Event tonight | Atlantic Black Box: Collectively Rewriting the Story of New England @ 6:30 pm

Film screening: We Are the Warriors on 11/19 & 11/26

A small Maine town decides the fate of its American Indian mascot after facing public allegations of racist behavior at a high school football game. Hosted by Team We Are The Warriors November 19th - 20th (Q&A on the 20th at 5pm) - Register here.November 26th -27th (Q&A on the 27th at 5pm) - Register here. Check out these … Continue reading Film screening: We Are the Warriors on 11/19 & 11/26

Event | Advocates of Freedom: African American Abolitionists in the British Isles on 11/18 @ 5

Hosted by Historic New England Thursday, November 18, 5:00 p.m. EST Register here This virtual talk by Dr. Hannah-Rose Murray examines how Black abolitionists—many of whom were based in Boston and the New England area—traveled to the British Isles during the nineteenth century to inform audiences about U.S. chattel slavery. These freedom fighters (including Frederick Douglass, … Continue reading Event | Advocates of Freedom: African American Abolitionists in the British Isles on 11/18 @ 5