Event | Contradictory Place: Cotton Mills Alongside Anti-Slavery Efforts in Lowell MA on 12/7/22

From the 1830s through the Civil War, many Lowellians from all walks of life engaged in concerted efforts to block the expansion of slavery and helped freedom seekers even when this meant defying federal law. “A Contradictory Place” offers viewers a way to learn about an important, but too often neglected, chapter of our history.

Event | I Will Be Heard: Antislavery Printing and Youth Activism at William Lloyd Garrison’s Liberator Office on 12/10/22

The 3rd Annual William Lloyd Garrison Lecture, delivered this year by historian Kabria Baumgartner, will examine the lesser known role that Garrison and his radical antislavery newspaper played in teaching Black youth communication arts skills that they used to advance the antislavery movement and their own careers in diverse occupations.

Event | Indian Law & History Lecture on 11/18/22

Hosted by University of Maine School of Law Friday, November 18, 2022 12:00 PM to 1:30 PMOnline Zoom Webinar Register here The 2nd Annual Indian Law & History Lecture will explore the Doctrine of Discovery, a millennia old legal principle, which forms the foundation for Western property law and was first espoused by the Pope … Continue reading Event | Indian Law & History Lecture on 11/18/22

Event | Overlooked Stories and Histories: African Americans in Maine on 11/10/22

This Great Falls Forum panel will share stories to advance our knowledge of African Americans in Maine. Along with building a more honest and inclusive narrative of the community’s racial-ethnic heritage, panelists offer creative ways to preserve and celebrate told and untold stories of work, community-building, and the region's multifaceted heritage.

Event | New Insights into Indigenous and Enslaved People in Colonial Portland on 11/16/22

Hosted by the Tate House Museum Zoom Lecture presented by:Holly K. Hurd, Executive Director Laura F. Sprague, Consulting CuratorWednesday, November 16 at 5:30 p.m.  Register here The lecture will highlight new research about colonial Portland & perspectives on Indigenous and Enslaved people that will expand the interpretation of historic Tate House. The lecture will be moderated by … Continue reading Event | New Insights into Indigenous and Enslaved People in Colonial Portland on 11/16/22

Tomorrow! Walking Tour of Slavery & Freedom with Hidden Brookline 

November 5th, 1:00pm - 2:30pm Hosted by Hidden Brookline Sign up here This lively 90-minute tour visits three sites to tell the history and stories of slavery and freedom. We begin at Town Hall where participants look for evidence of slavery that is hidden, but in plain sight. The walk continues to an Underground Railroad … Continue reading Tomorrow! Walking Tour of Slavery & Freedom with Hidden Brookline 

Event tonight | The Hard History Project: Practical Examples for Teaching Slavery Across Grade Bands 10/11/22

Hosted by The Hard History Project October 11th, at 7:00pm EST Register here Presented by the Hard History Project and our friends at Freedom on the Move, this free webinar will feature best practices for teaching slavery in the United States to elementary, middle school and high school students.  During the webinar, participants will gain practical, use-tomorrow … Continue reading Event tonight | The Hard History Project: Practical Examples for Teaching Slavery Across Grade Bands 10/11/22

Event | Book Launch for Lydia Maria Child: A Radical American Life by Lydia Moland 10/27

Hosted by Longfellow Books Co-sponsored by Maine Historical Society and Mechanics' Hall Thursday, October 27, 2022 at 7:00pmAn in-person event at Mechanics' Hall519 Congress St 2nd FloorPortland, ME 04101 Register here Join Longfellow Books to celebrate the launch of LYDIA MARIA CHILD: A RADICAL AMERICAN LIFE by Lydia Moland. A compelling biography of Lydia Maria … Continue reading Event | Book Launch for Lydia Maria Child: A Radical American Life by Lydia Moland 10/27

Conference | Teaching Race & Slavery in the American Classroom 11/3 – 5

Hosted by the Gilder Lehrman Center for the Study of Slavery, Resistance, and Abolition at the MacMillan Center at Yale Thursday, November 3, 2022 • 6:30pm through Saturday, November 5, 2022 • 3:30pm Register Here • Full Conference Schedule The 24th Annual Conference hosted by the Gilder Lehrman Center for the Study of Slavery, Resistance, and Abolition at the MacMillan Center at … Continue reading Conference | Teaching Race & Slavery in the American Classroom 11/3 – 5

Event | Confronting Our History: Reinterpreting the Skolfields & the Slave Economy

Zoom at Noon with Genevieve Vogel, Whitman College November 10th, 2022 Noon EST on Zoom Register here In the colonial era, Maine had a significant population of enslaved people and engaged heavily in the Atlantic slave trade. By Alfred Skolfield’s time (1815-1895), slavery had legally ended in Maine. However, Northern prosperity had become inseparable from … Continue reading Event | Confronting Our History: Reinterpreting the Skolfields & the Slave Economy

Tonight! Teaching Northern Slavery @ 7 pm

Hosted by Teaching Hard History and Salem Maritime National Historic Site September 20th at 7:00pm EST Teaching Hard History partnered with the Salem Maritime National Historic Site and local teachers to co-develop materials to teach "hard history" in the North.  Who and what is the webinar for? The webinar will highlight new digital resources for … Continue reading Tonight! Teaching Northern Slavery @ 7 pm

Event | Salem Maritime’s new education program and resources for teaching local history of slavery and freedom on 9/20

Hosted by Salem Maritime & The Hard History Project  Tuesday, Sept. 20 from 7:00 p.m. to 8:30 p.m. Register here Join Salem Maritime National Historic Site from 7:00 p.m. to 8:30 p.m. on Tuesday, Sept. 20 for a virtual event on teaching the history of slavery and freedom in Salem, Massachusetts. This free webinar highlights … Continue reading Event | Salem Maritime’s new education program and resources for teaching local history of slavery and freedom on 9/20

Event | Black New England Conference 2022

Where the Money Resides: An Exploration of Racialized Access & Historic Exclusion from Wealth Friday, October 21 - 22, 2022A Virtual/Hybrid Conference Southern New Hampshire University | Manchester Register here today Learn more here Black New England Conference 2022, Where the Money Resides: An Exploration of Racialized Access & Historic Exclusion from Wealth, opens on Friday, October … Continue reading Event | Black New England Conference 2022

Event | Finding Pomp Russell, or how an Enslaved Black Infant from MA Became a NH Revolutionary War Soldier and citizen of Weld, Maine on 9/10

A Talk by Judy Granger Hosted by Hancock County Genealogical Society Saturday, September 10, 2022 at 10:00 AM ET Click here to join event This genealogical and historical research grew out of Judy Granger's discovery of an amazing document: the first American Anti-Slavery Almanac. Sharing this news prompted a friend's family story about Pomp Russell, … Continue reading Event | Finding Pomp Russell, or how an Enslaved Black Infant from MA Became a NH Revolutionary War Soldier and citizen of Weld, Maine on 9/10

Event | Firsting and Lasting: Writing Indians Out of Existence in New England on 9/14

A Zoom Presentation by Dr. Jean M. O'Brien Hosted by Historic Northampton and Sponsored by On Native Land: Leverett Advocacy & Education Group Wednesday, September 14, 2022 at 7 pm Register here Professor Jean O’Brien (White Earth Ojibwe) will discuss how local historians in New England, writing between 1820 and 1880, promoted the myth of … Continue reading Event | Firsting and Lasting: Writing Indians Out of Existence in New England on 9/14

TONIGHT at 5pm! The Trask 250: Breakthroughs in African American Genealogy

Hosted by Atlantic Black Box Thursday, August 25, 2022 at 6:00 pm Register here Next up in our speaker series, genealogist Nicka Sewell-Smith will share her discoveries about the ancestors enslaved by MA residents In late 2014, Nicka Sewell-Smith uncovered one of the biggest finds of her genealogy career thanks initially to genetic genealogy and … Continue reading TONIGHT at 5pm! The Trask 250: Breakthroughs in African American Genealogy