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

Event | Cuban Slavery and Northern Wealth: The Gibsons’ Time in Cuba on 2/15/22

A presentation by Stephen Chambers and Maddie Webster Hosted by The Gibson House Museum Tuesday, February 15, 7:00 p.m. via Zoom Register here In the 1830s, John Gardiner Gibson, the patriarch of the Gibson family, worked as a sugar trader for a major Cuban export company. At the time, Cuba was on the way to … Continue reading Event | Cuban Slavery and Northern Wealth: The Gibsons’ Time in Cuba on 2/15/22

Event | “Twas Not Long Since I Left My Native Shore”: Phillis Wheatley’s Celestial Cartography on 2/17/22

A talk by William Decker, Oklahoma State University Hosted by Massachusetts Historical Society Thursday, February 17, 2022, 6:00PM - 7:00PM Register here Against the enduring mystery of Phillis Wheatley’s African origin, this talk will address how the poet established bearings in a world far from her natal landscape. A Christian convert whose poems celebrate a spiritual journey from darkness … Continue reading Event | “Twas Not Long Since I Left My Native Shore”: Phillis Wheatley’s Celestial Cartography on 2/17/22

Event | Maine and the Economics of Enslavement with ABB’s Seth Goldstein on 2/9/22

Hosted by Maine Maritime Museum February 9, 2022 from 6:00 - 7:00 pm Register here https://www.mainemaritimemuseum.org/event/maine-and-the-economics-of-enslavement/ About the speaker Seth Goldstein, M.A. is Education Coordinator for Atlantic Black Box. He grew up on Cape Cod, where he developed his passion for maritime history. Seth received his B.A. from the University of California at Santa Cruz … Continue reading Event | Maine and the Economics of Enslavement with ABB’s Seth Goldstein on 2/9/22

Event | Challenging Assumptions in Telling Underrepresented History on 2/9/22

Hosted by Massachusetts Historical Society With Cynthia Cowan, Historic Newton; Stacen Goldman, Framingham History Center; Kyera Singleton, Royall House and Slave Quarters; and Barbara Brown, Hidden Brookline Wednesday, February 9, 2022, 6:00PM - 7:00PM Register here Too often public history organizations have believed that there were not enough records to give voice to enslaved people … Continue reading Event | Challenging Assumptions in Telling Underrepresented History on 2/9/22

Event tomorrow | Slavery in New England, with Dr. Kellie Carter Jackson on 2/6/22

Dr. Kellie Carter Jackson will examine the history of the slave trade and slavery in the American North. Guiding listeners through the abolitionist movement in Massachusetts to present day racism in New England, she'll underscore the ways in which what occurred in the past had real implications on how the world and power are understood today.

Event | Abolition and the Underground Railroad in Maine: Memory, Myth, and History on 2/15/22

A talk by Dr. Mary T. Freeman, University of Maine Hosted by the Pembroke Historical Society Tuesday, February 15, 2022 at 6:00 pm on Zoom Register here Dr. Mary Freeman will discuss one of the most interesting and crucial periods in Maine's and America's history. From the Congressional compromise that tied Maine’s statehood to slavery … Continue reading Event | Abolition and the Underground Railroad in Maine: Memory, Myth, and History on 2/15/22

Event | Community History: What is it, and what can it do for you? 2/4/22

Hosted by Mass History CommonsConversations on the Commons Series February 4, 2022, 12:00 - 1:30 p.m. Register here With Lee Blake, President of the New Bedford Historical Society and Penni Martorell, curator of collections at Wistariahurst Museum and Holyoke’s City Historian What is Community History? What formats does it take? What is the difference between local history and community history? How … Continue reading Event | Community History: What is it, and what can it do for you? 2/4/22

Event today | Cape Verde and the Early Modern Black Atlantic with Abraham Liddell

Hosted by New York University's Center for Latin American and Caribbean Studies Tuesday Feb. 1, 2022 12:30pm - 2:00pm Register Here Abraham Liddell, Postdoctoral Research Scholar at Columbia University will present the talk "Cape Verde and the Early Modern Black Atlantic" as a part of  the lecture series "Charting the Portuguese Black Atlantic" at New … Continue reading Event today | Cape Verde and the Early Modern Black Atlantic with Abraham Liddell

Event | Reflections on Slavery & Freedom in Brookline on 2/3/22

A conversation with Barbara Brown, Chair of Hidden Brookline Hosted by History Cambridge Thursday, February 3, 2022 7:00-8:30 p.m.via Zoom Register here How do we bring the stories of both enslaved and free Black residents to the forefront of local history, and what can one city’s experiences teach Cantabrigians about uncovering these stories within our own … Continue reading Event | Reflections on Slavery & Freedom in Brookline on 2/3/22

ABB event tonight | Mutiny on the Rising Sun with Dr. Jared Hardesty @ 5 pm

Next up in our What Happened Here speaker series: a tragic tale of slavery, smuggling, and chocolate connected to Boston's Old North Church Hosted by Atlantic Black Box Thursday, January 27, 2022 at 5:00 pm ET Register here On the night of June 1, 1743, terror struck the schooner Rising Sun. After completing a routine … Continue reading ABB event tonight | Mutiny on the Rising Sun with Dr. Jared Hardesty @ 5 pm

Events | Historic Beverly on The Enslaved of Hale Farm and “Set at Liberty” throughout February

Hosted by Historic Beverly February Spotlight Talks Free to all, no registration required. attend using this link Get the inside story on objects, historical events, and historic houses with these individual Spotlight Tours and Historic House Spotlights. These tours are casual, intimate conversations that take place for a specified 15-minute timeslot throughout the month. Topics change … Continue reading Events | Historic Beverly on The Enslaved of Hale Farm and “Set at Liberty” throughout February

Events | Black History of Maine with Bob Greene, online 1/25/22 and in-person 1/27/22

Bob Greene, 2021 recipient of the Maine Historical Society’s Neal Allen Award, will be presenting two talks this week—one virtual for Maine's Lewiston Public Library and the other in person at Rockland Public Library. Hosted by the Lewiston Public Library Tuesday, January 25, 2022 at 5:30 PM Register here for virtual talk Did you know that … Continue reading Events | Black History of Maine with Bob Greene, online 1/25/22 and in-person 1/27/22

Event | Portland’s Complicity in the Economics of Atlantic World African Enslavement on 1/29/22

Hosted by Spirits Alive Saturday, January 29 at 1:30 pm ET Register here Historian Seth Goldstein will discuss Portland’s complex relationship with Atlantic world African enslavement. Through a deep dive into what was known as “The West Indies Trade,” Seth will explain how various commodities like lumber and salt cod from Maine were shipped to … Continue reading Event | Portland’s Complicity in the Economics of Atlantic World African Enslavement on 1/29/22

ABB Event | Mutiny on the Rising Sun with Dr. Jared Hardesty on 1/27/22

Next up in our What Happened Here speaker series: a tragic tale of slavery, smuggling, and chocolate connected to Boston's Old North Church Hosted by Atlantic Black Box Thursday, January 27, 2022, 5:00 PM EST Register here On the night of June 1, 1743, terror struck the schooner Rising Sun. After completing a routine smuggling … Continue reading ABB Event | Mutiny on the Rising Sun with Dr. Jared Hardesty on 1/27/22

Event | History Inside-Out: Learning How to Decenter the Dominant Narrative on 1/12/22

Hosted by the Center for Antiracist Education Wednesday January 12, 2022, at 6:30 PM EST Register here Dominant narratives seem hard-wired into the collective memory, into our textbooks, and in our lessons. They are incomplete depictions, often only representing a single point of view—that of the people in power. Challenging those narratives isn’t just a matter … Continue reading Event | History Inside-Out: Learning How to Decenter the Dominant Narrative on 1/12/22

Event | Teaching New England Slavery to Kids on 1/7/22

Hosted by Conversations on the Commons January 7, 2021, 10:00 a.m. – 11:30 a.m. REGISTER HERE or visit the Mass History Commons to learn more. Teaching New England Slavery to Kids, A conversation with Kristin Gallas, principal at Interpreting Slavery Join us for our latest Conversation on the Common, where we tackle the topic of “Teaching New England Slavery … Continue reading Event | Teaching New England Slavery to Kids on 1/7/22

Tonight! ABB’s What Happened Here Series | Evicting Black Salem in 1790 at 5:00 pm

Probing the Archives with historian Beth Bower Hosted by Atlantic Black Box Thursday, December 16, 2021 at 5:00 pm ET Register here In December of 1790, the Selectmen of Salem, Massachusetts directed the town constable to notify or “warn” a list of 103 Black Salem households that if they were not “lawful” inhabitants of Salem … Continue reading Tonight! ABB’s What Happened Here Series | Evicting Black Salem in 1790 at 5:00 pm

Event | David Walker’s Appeal: The Pen as Sword on 12/15/21

With L'Merchie Frazier and Peter Snoad   Hosted by Old North Church Wednesday, December 15, 2021  7:00 – 8:30pmRSVP on Eventbrite Living as a Black abolitionist in Boston, David Walker published his Appeal to the Colored Citizens of the World in 1829 and sent shockwaves across the nation. This revolutionary pamphlet called on enslaved people to revolt against … Continue reading Event | David Walker’s Appeal: The Pen as Sword on 12/15/21