Event | Portland’s Complicity in African Enslavement on 5/29

Hosted by First Parish Unitarian Universalist Sunday, May 29, 2022, at 10 a.m.First Parish Unitarian Universalist425 Congress St.Portland, Maine Seth Goldstein, instructor at Maine College of Art and educational director of Atlantic Black Box, will speak Sunday, May 29, 2022, at 10 a.m. at First Parish Unitarian Universalist, 425 Congress St. His two-part talk will … Continue reading Event | Portland’s Complicity in African Enslavement on 5/29

ABB Event | In Mind and Memory: The Remarkable 18th-Century Will of Quash on 5/22

Hosted by Atlantic Black Box Thursday, May 26, 2022, 5:00 PM EDT Register here Next up in our What Happened Here speaker series, James Tanzer discovers the will of a formerly enslaved Black man from Topsham, Maine In the spring of 2020, while working on a genealogy project in the history of a white family … Continue reading ABB Event | In Mind and Memory: The Remarkable 18th-Century Will of Quash on 5/22

Event | Maine Seafaring Families and the Atlantic Slave Trade

Hosted by Maine Maritime Museum Thursday, May 19, 2022 6:00 pm - 7:00 pm Register here Kate McMahon, a leading scholar in New England’s complicity in the Atlantic Slave Trade, will share her latest research that implicates Maine ship captains, shipbuilding families, and the direct and indirect ways Maine’s shipbuilding industry perpetuated an American economy … Continue reading Event | Maine Seafaring Families and the Atlantic Slave Trade

Event | Boston at 200: Where We Were, Where We Are, and Where We’re Going

Hosted by the Massachusetts Historical Society Monday, May 9, 2022, 6:00PM - 7:30PM This is a hybrid event. The in-person reception starts at 5:30 and the program will began at 6:00.  Register to attend online Register to attend in person Panelists:Robert Allison, Suffolk UniversityKarilyn Crockett, MITKerri Greenidge, Tufts UniversityPeter Drummey, MHSLuc Schuster, Boston Indicators Remarks: Councilor Ed … Continue reading Event | Boston at 200: Where We Were, Where We Are, and Where We’re Going

Event tonight | Researching Black Ancestry in Essex County: Resources and Methods on 4/29

An educational and inspirational webinar on researching your family in Essex County. Friday, Apr 29, 2022, 7:00 PM EST Register here Join Essex Heritage and a panel of experts to learn about the resources and methods for researching Black ancestry in Essex County. In recent years, there has been a surge in the number of … Continue reading Event tonight | Researching Black Ancestry in Essex County: Resources and Methods on 4/29

Event | Freedom and Captivity Keynote: Nikole Hannah-Jones >> tomorrow 4/26 <<

Hosted by Freedom & Captivity and The Colby College Center for the Arts and Humanities Tuesday April 26th at 7 PM Register here Freedom and Captivity Keynote Speaker Nikole Hannah-Jones will participate in a live zoom webinar, during which she will be in conversation with Professor Cheryl Townsend Gilkes, John D. and Catherine T. MacArthur Professor … Continue reading Event | Freedom and Captivity Keynote: Nikole Hannah-Jones >> tomorrow 4/26 <<

Event | An American Horror Story: The History of Racial Terror Lynchings on

Hosted by Historic New England Wednesday, April 27, 5:30 p.m. ET Register here Beginning in the late nineteenth century, white supremacists used lynching to terrorize and oppress African Americans. Despite anti-lynching activists’ best efforts, this lethal form of policing Black people continued through the mid-twentieth century, culminating in the 1955 lynching of fourteen-year-old Emmett Till. Dr. … Continue reading Event | An American Horror Story: The History of Racial Terror Lynchings on

Event | Screening and discussion of “Contradictory Place”: Cotton Mills Alongside Anti-Slavery Efforts in Lowell, MA on 4/29

Hosted by History Studio on the Commons A screening and discussion with Professor Robert Forrant Friday, April 29, 2022, 12:00 – 1:30 p.m. ET Register here 'Contradictory Place' describes the extraordinary anti-slavery efforts taking place in Lowell in the mid-19th century when the city’s cotton mills were at their peak. Professor Robert Forrant and Maritza Grooms visit … Continue reading Event | Screening and discussion of “Contradictory Place”: Cotton Mills Alongside Anti-Slavery Efforts in Lowell, MA on 4/29

Event | 2022 Conference: Underrepresented Voices of the American Revolution July 14-16, 2022

Hosted by the Massachusetts Historical Society View full conference schedule. Registration All attendees must register to attend the conference. Note that conference presenters and commenters do NOT need to register.  Register to attend only Day 1 sessions and free reception at the MHS here.  Register to attend the events of both Day 1 and Day 2 … Continue reading Event | 2022 Conference: Underrepresented Voices of the American Revolution July 14-16, 2022

ABB & IAA Event | ReMAPping New England: Reclaiming Legacy with Tanya Crane and The Haus of Glitter on 4/14/22

Hosted by Indigo Arts Alliance and Atlantic Black Box Thursday, April 14, 2022 at 6:00 pm ETIn-person and virtual event Register here On April 14th at 6pm, join Indigo Arts Alliance and Atlantic Black Box for ReMAPping New England: Reclaiming Legacy. ReMAPping New England is a historical recovery project aimed at inscribing effaced narratives both … Continue reading ABB & IAA Event | ReMAPping New England: Reclaiming Legacy with Tanya Crane and The Haus of Glitter on 4/14/22

ABB Event | Making Visible the Invisible People in Maine’s History on 3/31/22

Next up in our What Happened Here Series, a talk by Maine historian Bob Greene Hosted by Atlantic Black Box Thursday, March 31, 2022 from 5:00 - 6:00 pm ET Register here You would think that a Black person would easily stand out in what is called one of the whitest states in the nation. … Continue reading ABB Event | Making Visible the Invisible People in Maine’s History on 3/31/22

Event | Remembering Phillis on 4/7/22

Hosted by Revolutionary Spaces April 7, 2022 at 6:00 pm at the Old South Meeting House Register here Join Revolutionary Spaces for a celebration of Phillis Wheatley Peters — a literary prodigy in 18th century Boston who became the first African American woman to publish a book of poetry. Spending most of her life enslaved, … Continue reading Event | Remembering Phillis on 4/7/22

Event | Recovering Northern New England’s Voices on 4/14/22

Hosted by Historic New England Thursday, April 14, 5:00 p.m. EDT Register here Through our multi-year project Recovering New England's Voices, Research Scholar Scot McFarlane explores the missing stories of the people who lived and worked at our historic properties in northern New England. At this virtual event, learn more about these people and how researching the wider context … Continue reading Event | Recovering Northern New England’s Voices on 4/14/22

ABB event tonight at 5 | John Peters & Phillis Wheatley Peters: The Middleton Years with Dr. Cornelia Dayton

Hosted by Atlantic Black Box Thu, Feb 24, 2022, 5:00 PM EST Register here Next up in our What Happened Here speaker series: A free Black couple move to a town north of Boston and are run out by its residents In the years when slavery was ending in Massachusetts, the Peterses, a free Black … Continue reading ABB event tonight at 5 | John Peters & Phillis Wheatley Peters: The Middleton Years with Dr. Cornelia Dayton

ABB Event | John Peters & Phillis Wheatley Peters: The Middleton Years, a talk by Dr. Cornelia Dayton on 2/24/22

Hosted by Atlantic Black Box Next up in our What Happened Here speaker series: A free Black couple move to a town north of Boston and are run out by its residents Thursday, February 24, 2022 from 5:00 - 6:00 pm ET Register here Phillis Wheatley Peters (1753 – 1784) was enslaved and educated in … Continue reading ABB Event | John Peters & Phillis Wheatley Peters: The Middleton Years, a talk by Dr. Cornelia Dayton on 2/24/22

Event | Beverly’s Enslaved and Freed on 2/16/22

Hosted by Historic Beverly Wednesday, February 16, 7:00 pm $10 / free for members Register here Have you ever wondered about some of the earliest African-Americans in Beverly? Explore a few of their stories through objects and documents in Historic Beverly’s collection during this virtual program.  We will show you how some Beverly citizens participated in the slave trade … Continue reading Event | Beverly’s Enslaved and Freed on 2/16/22

Event | Recovering Black History in the Monadnock Region on 2/22/22

Monadnock Center for History & Culture of Peterborough, NH February 22 @ 7:00 pm - 8:00 pm Register here An inventor, a healer, and a fiddler are among the people you will ‘meet’ in this program about the Recovering Black History in the Monadnock Region project. A collaboration between the Historical Society of Cheshire County … Continue reading Event | Recovering Black History in the Monadnock Region on 2/22/22

Event | Let’s Talk: Facilitating Critical Conversations About Race 2/17/22

Hosted by The Hard History Project This workshop is based on Learning for Justice's "Let's Talk" guide February 17, 2022 at 7:00pm ET There is no need to register for the workshop. All you need to do is click the link below. Join event here Educators play a crucial role in helping students talk openly … Continue reading Event | Let’s Talk: Facilitating Critical Conversations About Race 2/17/22

Event tonight | An Upside Down World: The Reign of Black Governors in Connecticut on 2/10/22

Professor Kerima Lewis will discuss the state's rich history of Black governors Hosted by the New Haven Museum Thu, February 10, 2022 6:00 PM – 7:30 PM EST Register here You may be familiar with William Lanson, the 19th-century engineer, entrepreneur, and civic leader elected as Black governor in New Haven in 1825 and whose … Continue reading Event tonight | An Upside Down World: The Reign of Black Governors in Connecticut on 2/10/22