Job Opportunity: Youth Intern & Program Coordinator at Mystic Seaport Museum

Position title: Youth Intern and Program Coordinator Status: Regular full-time, grant funded for two years Department: Education Reports To: Director of Education SUMMARY DESCRIPTION: Mystic Seaport Museum is seeking a full-time, year-round dynamic Youth Intern and Program Coordinator to run a summer youth intern program and to coordinate programming for the Museum’s emerging Center for … Continue reading Job Opportunity: Youth Intern & Program Coordinator at Mystic Seaport Museum

Event | Venture Smith Day Festivities on 9/11

The 25th annual Venture Smith Day Festivities will be held on Saturday, September 11th from 1 p.m. to 4 p.m. in the First Church Cemetery, 499 Town Street (RT. 151), East Haddam, Connecticut, where Venture Smith (1729-1805) is buried. Learn more here Son of an African king, Venture Smith was the first black man to … Continue reading Event | Venture Smith Day Festivities on 9/11

Event | Yale and Slavery in Historical Perspective

Hosted by the Gilder Lehrman Center for the Study of Slavery, Resistance, and Abolition, The MacMillan Center at Yale University 23rd Annual ConferenceYale and Slavery in Historical Perspective October 28-30, 2021 The conference will be conducted remotely. Register here Commissioned by President Peter Salovey, a working group of historians, librarians, student researchers, and community members is conducting … Continue reading Event | Yale and Slavery in Historical Perspective

Event | Gleaming in the Shadow of Slavery: A Conversation with Descendants of African Americans of Old Yale

Sponsored by the Yale and Slavery Research Project; the Gilder Lehrman Center for the Study of Slavery, Resistance, and Abolition at the MacMillan Center at Yale; and Dixwell Congregational Church, UCC Thursday, September 16, 2021 • 7:00 pm to 9:00 pm Register here This panel discussion will explore lineages of families of early African-American staff and students at Yale. Through this program, we hope to … Continue reading Event | Gleaming in the Shadow of Slavery: A Conversation with Descendants of African Americans of Old Yale

Event | Venture Smith: An African American in 18th Century Connecticut

Hosted by the Gilder Lehrman Center Wednesday, July 28, 2021 • 6:00 to 7:30 pm Register here Join Joy Burns, Elizabeth Normen, Nancy Steenberg, and Tom Thurston as we discuss teaching Venture Smith’s extraordinary life to better understand slavery and freedom in 18th century New England.  The first 30 teachers to register and attend the workshop will receive a free copy … Continue reading Event | Venture Smith: An African American in 18th Century Connecticut

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