Event | Dawnland Film and Discussion 10/11

Indigenous People’s Day October 11, 2021 at 6:00 PM Don't miss this unique opportunity to engage with a few of the women who created Wabanaki REACH and the historic Maine Wabanaki-State Child Welfare Truth and Reconciliation Commission. The documentary film about their work, Dawnland, will be available to view online prior to the panel discussion.  Dawnland is a … Continue reading Event | Dawnland Film and Discussion 10/11

Event | Pandemic Legacies: Health, Healing, and Medicine in the Age of Slavery and Beyond 10/6-10/8

The 2021 Lapidus Center Conference is Hosted by Schomburg Center for Research in Black Culture October 6-8, 2021 Pandemic Legacies: Health, Healing, and Medicine in the Age of Slavery and Beyond Just as the slave trade tied together the cultures and populations of four continents, it also wed together distinctive disease ecologies. The lack of … Continue reading Event | Pandemic Legacies: Health, Healing, and Medicine in the Age of Slavery and Beyond 10/6-10/8

Event | 2021 Slave Dwelling Project Conference 9/30-10/2

Changing Narratives in Changing Times September 30 - October 2 Register Here Keynote addresses byHasan Kwame JeffriesSusan NeimanWhitney Battle-Baptiste   General Admission for all 30 sessions is only $100The Student Rate is $35A limited number of scholarships are still available. Since 2010,The Slave Dwelling Project has been bringing attention to the need to preserve, sustain and interpret slave dwellings … Continue reading Event | 2021 Slave Dwelling Project Conference 9/30-10/2

Event | Liberated Africans and the Study of Slavery: New Directions

Hosted by the Beniba Centre for Slavery Studies, University of Glasgow Wednesday, September 22, 2021 | 10:00 to – 12:00 pm EDT Learn more and register From 1807 until the end of the 19th century, Africans ‘liberated’ from illegal slaving vessels were re-settled in West Africa, the Cape Colony, Kenya, across the Caribbean and in South America. These … Continue reading Event | Liberated Africans and the Study of Slavery: New Directions

Event | Civil War (or, who do we think we are): An Urgent Reflection on America’s Collective Memory

A feature documentary by three-time Emmy nominee Rachel Boynton Learn more here Screenings New York, NY | September 17-23, IFC Center, Q&As on 9/17, 9/18 and 9/23 Los Angeles, CA | September 17-23, Laemmle Monica Boston, MA | Screening & Panel, Coolidge Corner, September 22nd, 7:00pm Written and directed by three-time Emmy nominee Rachel Boynton (Big … Continue reading Event | Civil War (or, who do we think we are): An Urgent Reflection on America’s Collective Memory

Event | “Perseverance,” a play by Callie Kimball

In-theater at Portland Stage, in Portland, Maine September 29 – October 17, 2021 Digital On-Demand October 13 – October 31, 2021 In the fictional town of Hillcroft Maine, a 20th century African American schoolteacher is determined to elevate her students. One hundred years later, in the same place, a white teacher is running for office. … Continue reading Event | “Perseverance,” a play by Callie Kimball

Premier | “The ABCs of Abolition,” a Freedom and Captivity Production

Wednesday, September 15, at 6:30 P.M. at Congress Square Park, Portland, MaineFollowed by a screening of Time, sponsored by PMA films and MPAC. What does a 21st century abolitionist Maine look like? In June, Freedom & Captivity invited Mainers to suggest words that capture their vision of abolition. Over a hundred participants, from South Penobscot to York, from … Continue reading Premier | “The ABCs of Abolition,” a Freedom and Captivity Production

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 tonight! Rhode Island Mariners of Color: From Bondage to Boatsteerer, with Peter Fay 9/8 @

The great migration from rural towns to the sea: whaling and shipping at the end of Rhode Island slavery. Hosted by Newport Middle Passage Wednesday, September 8, 2021 6:00 PM – 7:30 PM EDT Register here For centuries, Rhode Island sent its young men to sea. As agriculture and slavery slowly declined, hundreds left the … Continue reading Event tonight! Rhode Island Mariners of Color: From Bondage to Boatsteerer, with Peter Fay 9/8 @