Race & Slavery in New England Symposium

Monday, October 11, 20218:30 AM – 5:30 PM EDT Please join the Museum of Old Newbury, writers, and historians on Monday, October 11, 2021 at The Governor's Academy, Byfield, Mass., to explore the lives and work of black New Englanders through a fresh examination of the historical record and recent research. Presenters will also bring to life … Continue reading Race & Slavery in New England Symposium

Lost Years Recovered: John Peters and Phillis Wheatley Peters in Middleton

Tuesday, September 21, 20215:15pm - 7:15pmOnline Event Registration Phillis Wheatley was an African-born poet who, from the age of seven, was enslaved in late eighteenth-century Boston. The genius of her poetry led to acclaim both in northern British colonies and in England. She published her first book of poetry in London on a tour there … Continue reading Lost Years Recovered: John Peters and Phillis Wheatley Peters in Middleton

Event: Unsung Heroes: Black Women in Essex County 3/28/21

With Dr. Kabria Baumgartner of University of New Hampshire and Dr. Elizabeth Duclos-Orsello of Salem State University Hosted by Salem Maritime and Saugus Iron Works Sunday, March 28, 2021 at 1:00p.m. Register here In celebration of Salem Women’s History Day, join us for a virtual program, “Unsung Heroes: Black Women in Essex County,” at 1:00p.m. … Continue reading Event: Unsung Heroes: Black Women in Essex County 3/28/21

Agnes, An Enslaved Woman’s Grave on Old Burial Hill, Marblehead, MA

By Lauren McCormack, Executive Director, Marblehead Museum, Marblehead, MA Agnes Russell is one of only three known burials of a Person of Color in Marblehead's oldest cemetery, Old Burial Hill. Her gravestone has been lost for over 40 years, but now there is a movement afoot to again mark her grave honorably while contextualizing her … Continue reading Agnes, An Enslaved Woman’s Grave on Old Burial Hill, Marblehead, MA