Event: Patricia Q. Wall on The Era of Slavery in Southern Maine 3/25/21 @ 6 pm

Hosted by Rice Public Library Thursday, March 25, 6:00 PM register here Rice Public Library in Kittery, Maine presents historian and author, Patricia Q. Wall, to discuss the era of slavery in Southern Maine as revealed in her recently published book, 'Lives of Consequence: Blacks in Early Kittery & Berwick in the Massachusetts Province of … Continue reading Event: Patricia Q. Wall on The Era of Slavery in Southern Maine 3/25/21 @ 6 pm

Stand In Solidarity Against Racism on Juneteenth!

These words, posted on Facebook, were a call to action for our mostly white community. In response, almost 80 people gathered at Lafayette Park, in Kennebunk, Maine, on a warm spring evening.   In the midst of a pandemic, the crowd included all ages: some who remembered demonstrating for civil rights back in the 1960s and … Continue reading Stand In Solidarity Against Racism on Juneteenth!

ABB Event: Parent University on Researching & Reckoning with New England’s Past 3/18 & 3/24

Hosted by Portland Public Schools Thursday, March 18, 2021 & Wednesday, March 24, 2021 | 5:30-7:00 pm Link to join Join members of the Atlantic Black Box Project for a two-part exploration of slavery in the North and New England’s complicity in the global economy of enslavement. Why have our history books and regional narratives left … Continue reading ABB Event: Parent University on Researching & Reckoning with New England’s Past 3/18 & 3/24

Event: Learning to Read the Maine Landscape Through the Lens of Racial History 3/4/21

With guest speakers Dr. Meadow Dibble and Dr. Kate McMahon Hosted by the Southern Maine Conservation Collaborative Thursday, March 4th | 4:30p.m.-6:00p.m. RSVP here New England has long repressed the memory of its complicity in Atlantic world slavery, just as our dominant narrative has suppressed the stories of the region's free and enslaved Black and … Continue reading Event: Learning to Read the Maine Landscape Through the Lens of Racial History 3/4/21

Event tonight: Atlantic Black Box, Reckoning with New England’s Complicity in the Slave Trade @ 7 pm

With Dr. Meadow Dibble and Dr. Kate McMahon Hosted by the University of Maine's McGillicuddy Humanities Center Thursday, February 25, 2021 at 7:00 p.m. Register here Atlantic Black Box is a public history project that empowers communities throughout New England to take up the critical work of researching and reckoning with our region’s complicity in the global economy … Continue reading Event tonight: Atlantic Black Box, Reckoning with New England’s Complicity in the Slave Trade @ 7 pm

Event tonight: Hasan Jeffries on Bending the Arc of the Moral Universe: African Americans’ Struggle to Live Their Freedoms

Presented by the First Amendment Museum in Augusta, Maine February 18, 2021 @ 7:00 pm – 8:30 pm Register here Join us as we speak to Hasan Kwame Jeffries for his presentation “Bending the Arc of the Moral Universe: African Americans’ Struggle to Live Their Freedoms.” Hasan Kwame Jeffries is an associate professor of history … Continue reading Event tonight: Hasan Jeffries on Bending the Arc of the Moral Universe: African Americans’ Struggle to Live Their Freedoms

Action: Weigh in to Remove Fuller Statue in Augusta 2/16/21 @ 12

Tuesday, February 16, 2021 at 12:00 pm Attend Meeting There will be a meeting of the Kennebec County, Maine County Commissioners Tuesday 2/16/21 at noon to determine the fate of the Melville Fuller statue in front of the Kennebec County Courthouse in Augusta. Roger Leisner made a motion at the Commission's January 21 meeting to remove … Continue reading Action: Weigh in to Remove Fuller Statue in Augusta 2/16/21 @ 12

ABB Event: Remapping New England | Righting History (Memory + Art + Place) on 2/23/21

Presented by Atlantic Black Box & Indigo Arts Alliance Tuesday, February 23, 2021 at 7:00 pm EST Register here Indigo Arts Alliance and Atlantic Black Box invite you to join us for the second event in our ReMapping New England series devoted to exploring the role of public art in inscribing history in the built … Continue reading ABB Event: Remapping New England | Righting History (Memory + Art + Place) on 2/23/21

Event: Mapping African American History in Maine on 2/17/21

a virtual panel discussion Presented by the University of Southern Maine African American Collection of the Jean Byers Sampson Center for Diversity in Maine Wednesday, February 17, 20215:30 PM 6:30 Register here Mapping Maine; Digitizing and Charting Sites Connected to Maine’s Black History, presenter: Anastasia Azenaro-Moore. Anastasia Azenaro-Moore has worked in historic preservation since graduating with … Continue reading Event: Mapping African American History in Maine on 2/17/21

Event: Seth Goldstein Offers a Virtual Guided Tour of Portland’s Old Port

Hosted by Maine College of Art Thursday, February 25, 2021 at 9:15 amfree and open to the public | follow link to join event J.B. Brown Sugar House, from the collections of Maine Historical Society Historian Seth Goldstein will take you on a virtual walking tour of Portland's Old Port Neighborhood. Topics discussed will include … Continue reading Event: Seth Goldstein Offers a Virtual Guided Tour of Portland’s Old Port