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Job opening: Center for Antiracist Education

At Stand for Children Partnership Manager Your role stands at the center of the movement to provide access to effective, research-based antiracist learning materials and ensure that educators are prepared, and qualified to teach about race and racism effectively. You will be responsible for helping to manage new and existing partnerships with school districts and … Continue reading Job opening: Center for Antiracist Education

Reparations Update to our Congregation

#Atlantic Black Box Blog Post #3 Our Reparations Task Force led the worship service last Sunday on Zoom. Thanks to all who attended. It was the first time we informed our congregation of the extent of our work so far.  When we have put the service up on the church’s website, http://www.fbpuu.org, I will post … Continue reading Reparations Update to our Congregation

Event tonight: Black Radical: The Life and Times of William Monroe Trotter with Dr. Kerri Greenidge

Hosted by Historic New England Thursday, March 25, 5:00 p.m. ET Register here Join historian Kerri Greenidge for this illuminating online talk on civil rights activist William Monroe Trotter (1872–1934). With the stylistic verve of a newspaperman and the unwavering fearlessness of an emancipator, Trotter galvanized Black working class citizens to wield their political power despite the violent racism of … Continue reading Event tonight: Black Radical: The Life and Times of William Monroe Trotter with Dr. Kerri Greenidge

Event: Patricia Q. Wall on The Era of Slavery in Southern Maine 3/25/21 @ 6 pm

Hosted by Rice Public Library Thursday, March 25, 6:00 PM register here Rice Public Library in Kittery, Maine presents historian and author, Patricia Q. Wall, to discuss the era of slavery in Southern Maine as revealed in her recently published book, 'Lives of Consequence: Blacks in Early Kittery & Berwick in the Massachusetts Province of … Continue reading Event: Patricia Q. Wall on The Era of Slavery in Southern Maine 3/25/21 @ 6 pm

Stand In Solidarity Against Racism on Juneteenth!

These words, posted on Facebook, were a call to action for our mostly white community. In response, almost 80 people gathered at Lafayette Park, in Kennebunk, Maine, on a warm spring evening.   In the midst of a pandemic, the crowd included all ages: some who remembered demonstrating for civil rights back in the 1960s and … Continue reading Stand In Solidarity Against Racism on Juneteenth!

Lies My Teacher Told Me & How to Avoid Them – A Workshop for Educators

Lies My Teacher Told Me & How to Avoid Them - A Workshop for EducatorsMarch 30, 2021 • 3:30 - 5:00 pmONLINE Registration Fee: $25 per person  3:30 - 5:00 pmTake a deeper dive during this educator's workshop with Dr. James Loewen. Do you want to learn how to direct your students to discover Native American history in your community? … Continue reading Lies My Teacher Told Me & How to Avoid Them – A Workshop for Educators

“God Never Made a Slave”

Charlie Wilcox '21 James Mars’s Faith   Gowing up going to Catholic school for nine years and a Jesuit school for three, I learned a lot of history, but it was rarely Black History, and never Black History in my home state state. I’ve found that looking at slavery in this way is enlightening. Throughout all my research the man who had the most profound impact on me was James Mars: particularly how he was able to stay so faithful … Continue reading “God Never Made a Slave”

ABB Event: Parent University on Researching & Reckoning with New England’s Past 3/18 & 3/24

Hosted by Portland Public Schools Thursday, March 18, 2021 & Wednesday, March 24, 2021 | 5:30-7:00 pm Link to join Join members of the Atlantic Black Box Project for a two-part exploration of slavery in the North and New England’s complicity in the global economy of enslavement. Why have our history books and regional narratives left … Continue reading ABB Event: Parent University on Researching & Reckoning with New England’s Past 3/18 & 3/24