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
As the bobcat rumbled away last week, I admired the transformed hillside next to our school. It had been cleared of the lumpy hillocks and spotted spurge and other pricklier species. We had created a smooth blank canvas, a sandy slope now carved to accommodate the construction of eight cedar beds with wide and mulchy … Continue reading Re-Thinking Space
The Blanchard's of Searsport commissioning of the bark CUBA in 1841 and brig DEMERARA in 1842 give insight into the importance of the West Indian sugar trade for New Englanders at that time. Demerara is a raw cane sugar and a region of Guyana, and Cuba was the port of call for the Blanchard ships. … Continue reading Searsport’s Blanchards in the West Indies Trade
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
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
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
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
It's often the question, isn't it? For historians, of which I am not one, it must be the question that sends reasonable academics down rabbit holes, where subterranean historical societies meet and overstuffed armchairs line up next to roaring fireplaces. As a middle school language arts teacher, I've not often traveled to these complex spaces. … Continue reading Where to Begin?
https://youtu.be/6sGYcAPymHU Built for Searsport, ME Captain Benjamin Carver, the KENTUCKY later went into the slave trade. Find out more in this video put together by Penobscot Marine Museum summer intern Lauren Taylor.
As I referenced in an earlier post, I am piloting a class on slavery in Connecticut/New England. It is going to be entirely project-based learning. My only required text is Anne Farrow, Joel Lang, and Jenifer Frank’s spectacular Complicity: How the North Promoted, Prolonged, and Profited from Slavery. At this inflection point, I feel fortunate … Continue reading The Cesar Family