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Captain Taylor and Captain Talbot made history in Portland, Maine

At the South Portland Historical Society, we have a seasonal rhythm that suits us. In the winter, it’s a perfect time for some research and fundraising; each spring, we mount a new exhibit and open our museum; summer and fall are always busy with our museum open every day; and as the holidays approach in … Continue reading Captain Taylor and Captain Talbot made history in Portland, Maine

Learning Northern Slavery Through Twitter @SlaveryNorth

I have asked my students to summarize some of their first trimester's work in a blog post. Over the next week, I will share some of them on here. - RM My name is Simba Chen, I am a member of the Searching for Slavery class. My responsibility is to man the class twitter account. This trimester, I am … Continue reading Learning Northern Slavery Through Twitter @SlaveryNorth

Exeter, NH and Evolving Revolutionary History

The Ladd-Gilman House, now a part of the American Independence Museum in Exeter, New Hampshire, once overlooked wharves busy with trade that supported the system of slavery and an enslaved man once lived there. Yet, those stories have remained largely untold. Research is now underway to reassess the museum's interpretation of the American Revolution toward a more inclusive history that incorporates the experiences of Black and enslaved Americans and their impact on the fight for independence.

Event tomorrow: Stories in Stone, America’s African Burying Ground in Newport, RI

Introduction to the African heritage people who lived, worked, worshiped and eventually died in Colonial Newport. Thursday, December 10, 2020 | 5:30 PM – 7:00 PM EST Register here Before the American Revolution, Newport, Rhode Island was the largest and most active slave port in British North America. As part of that legacy, Newport is … Continue reading Event tomorrow: Stories in Stone, America’s African Burying Ground in Newport, RI

Confronting Place Ignorance in Education

By Fiona Hopper In January 2020, Starr Kelly, Curator of Education at the Abbe Museum, led a workshop for the social studies vertical team (a group comprised of teachers, parents, and students in Portland, Maine) and partner organizations titled Can We Decolonize Educational Spaces?: A Critical Look at Settler Colonialism and Empire Building. Starr asked … Continue reading Confronting Place Ignorance in Education