Event | Slave Dwelling Project comes to the Phelps-Hatheway House in CT this weekend

Joseph McGill, founder of the nationally renowned Slave Dwelling Project, will visit and provide two programs at the Phelps-Hatheway House--a historic house museum at 55 South Main Street in Suffield, Connecticut--on Saturday, June 12 at 6:30 p.m.-8 p.m., and Sunday June 13 at 1.p.m.-2:30 p.m. These in-person programs are free. For reservations and more information … Continue reading Event | Slave Dwelling Project comes to the Phelps-Hatheway House in CT this weekend

How the Myth of a Liberal North Erases a Long History of White Violence

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

Greenwich (CT) Historical Society to Celebrate the Humanity of the Town’s Enslaved Individuals 5/27

Engraved stones honoring their lives to be placed at Bush-Holly House through collaboration with Sacred Heart Greenwich, Greenwich Academy Students, and the Witness Stones Project By Cai Pandolfino Greenwich Historical Society will host a ceremony on May 27th at 1 pm to honor the legacy of enslaved persons who resided in Greenwich. Open to the … Continue reading Greenwich (CT) Historical Society to Celebrate the Humanity of the Town’s Enslaved Individuals 5/27

Student film screening: Looking for Color 5/26

Promoting the untold story of a free family in Salisbury and Sharon, Connecticut. Hosted by Noble Horizons May 26, 2021, at 7:00 p.m. Register here Salisbury, Connecticut: Students from Salisbury School’s Searching for Slavery class, in conjunction with the Upper Housatonic Heritage Area, are excited to screen the premiere of their film, Looking for Color … Continue reading Student film screening: Looking for Color 5/26

Building a Better Black Box

By Meadow Dibble What you are looking at is a document chest believed to have belonged to Elijah Cobb (1768–1848), one of New England’s most celebrated sea captains and the founding father of my hometown on Cape Cod. You might even call it a 19th-century black box, since the purpose of this object, like that … Continue reading Building a Better Black Box

Come Join Us!

Over the past academic year, history teacher Rhonan Mokriski and his students at a high school in Salisbury, Ct have been pursuing a project-based learning course in public history focused on uncovering the lives of free and enslaved African American families in northwestern Connecticut. This blog chronicles that journey. Come join us when students from … Continue reading Come Join Us!

ABB Event | Whaling Captains of Color with Skip Finley on 4/29

ReMapping New England | 2021 Speaker Series Hosted by Atlantic Black Box and Indigo Arts Alliance Thursday, April 29, 2021 5:00-6:00 p.m. Register here ReMapping New England is an ongoing collaboration between Atlantic Black Box and Indigo Arts Alliance that aims to re-member our communities in all their diversity and radically shift public consciousness toward … Continue reading ABB Event | Whaling Captains of Color with Skip Finley on 4/29

Event series | A Shared Past: Early African Americans in the Lower Connecticut River Valley

Hosted by the Essex Historical Society, Connecticut The first lecture featured Don Perreault, who presented “Forgotten Voices: A History of Slavery in Saybrook.” A recording of the event, which was held held on March 28, is available on the EHS YouTube channel. The second lecture, "Clo Pratt, a Free Woman of Color during the Revolution" will be held at … Continue reading Event series | A Shared Past: Early African Americans in the Lower Connecticut River Valley

Job opportunity: Senior Curator of Social Maritime Histories at Mystic Seaport Museum

Reimagining New England Histories: Historical Injustice, Sovereignty, and Freedom The Senior Curator of Social Maritime Histories will be responsible for working on curatorial projects of race, Indigenous histories, ethnicity, and diversity in New England's maritime activities as it relates to the collections and site of Mystic Seaport Museum. The Senior Curator will work with Curatorial … Continue reading Job opportunity: Senior Curator of Social Maritime Histories at Mystic Seaport Museum

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