ABB & IAA Event | Juneteenth! Celebrating Portland’s African Heritage and Creative Resistance

A Guided Tour of Portland’s African Heritage & Woodblock Printing Workshop Atlantic Black Box and Indigo Arts Alliance invite you to engage with memory, art, and place through the latest offering in our ReMapping New England series: Portland’s African Heritage Tour and Block Printing Workshop. In celebration of Juneteenth, participants will be guided on a … Continue reading ABB & IAA Event | Juneteenth! Celebrating Portland’s African Heritage and Creative Resistance

ABB & IAA Event | Juneteenth! Celebrating Portland’s African Heritage and Creative Resistance

A Guided Tour of Portland’s African Heritage & Woodblock Printing Workshop Atlantic Black Box and Indigo Arts Alliance invite you to engage with memory, art, and place through the latest offering in our ReMapping New England series: Portland’s African Heritage Tour and Block Printing Workshop. In celebration of Juneteenth, participants will be guided on a … Continue reading ABB & IAA Event | Juneteenth! Celebrating Portland’s African Heritage and Creative Resistance

ABB Event | In Pursuit of Knowledge: Black Women and Educational Activism in the Antebellum North with Dr. Kabria Baumgartner on 6/24

Hosted by Atlantic Black Box and Indigo Arts Alliance Thursday, June 24th at 5:00 pm Register here Join us for ReMapping New England, an ongoing collaboration between Atlantic Black Box and Indigo Arts Alliance that aims to re-member our communities in all their diversity and radically shift public consciousness toward truth. Uncovering the hidden role … Continue reading ABB Event | In Pursuit of Knowledge: Black Women and Educational Activism in the Antebellum North with Dr. Kabria Baumgartner on 6/24

Event tomorrow | Uncovering the Life of Quash, a Black Man in Eighteenth-Century Topsham

Hosted by Pejepscot History Center A virtual talk revealing extraordinary original research into the life of a Black man in eighteenth-century Topsham, Maine. June 10, 2021, 12 Noon, via Zoom Register here With James Tanzer, Independent Researcher In the spring of 2020, while working on a genealogy project, James Tanzer came across a digital copy … Continue reading Event tomorrow | Uncovering the Life of Quash, a Black Man in Eighteenth-Century Topsham

Event | Painting in Context: Sayward-Wheeler House, Art, and the Enslaved on 6/15

Hosted by Historic New England Tuesday, June 15, 5:30 p.m. EDT Register here Our Eustis Estate exhibition, Artful Stories: Paintings from Historic New England, brings together paintings from across Historic New England’s collection, presenting them with a fresh perspective. But what can we learn from the original context of these paintings? In this virtual series, we explore where the … Continue reading Event | Painting in Context: Sayward-Wheeler House, Art, and the Enslaved on 6/15

Event | The Coming of the Invisible People, with Maine Historian Bob Greene 6/10/21

Begin Again series hosted by the Maine Historical Society A Talk with Bob Greene Thursday, June 10, 6:00 – 7:00 pm Register here They came in waves on waves. They were in the background on the steel roads that snaked deep into the interior. While not being unnoticed, they were invisible. And before you knew … Continue reading Event | The Coming of the Invisible People, with Maine Historian Bob Greene 6/10/21

Event | Nineteenth-Century Black Politics in Maine: Historical Research and Legacies 7/22/21

Begin Again series hosted by the Maine Historical SocietyPanel Discussion featuring Van Gosse Thursday, July 22, 6:00 – 7:00 pm Register here This event is co-sponsored by the McGillicuddy Humanities Center at the University of Maine.In September 1826, a group of six African American men addressed a letter “To the Public” on behalf of about … Continue reading Event | Nineteenth-Century Black Politics in Maine: Historical Research and Legacies 7/22/21

Advocacy Alert: Hearing on Offensive Place Names in Maine Today

A public hearing for bill LD 1591 sponsored by Rep. Rachel Talbot Ross—"Resolve, Directing the Department of Agriculture, Conservation and Forestry To Identify Places with Offensive Names and Methods of Changing Those Names”—takes place today, Thursday, May 13 at 9:00 am before the Judiciary. Please consider offering testimony in favor of this important bill.  Some context Rep. Gerald Talbot … Continue reading Advocacy Alert: Hearing on Offensive Place Names in Maine Today

Event: Kate McBrien presents “Malaga Island, Fragmented Lives” on 5/6/21

Hosted by The First Amendment Museum May 6, 2021 @ 7:00 pm – 8:00 pm Register here This 40-minute presentation and discussion explores the true history of the community who lived on Malaga Island, off the coast of Phippsburg, Maine, in the late 1800s. The program examines the individuals who were part of this community … Continue reading Event: Kate McBrien presents “Malaga Island, Fragmented Lives” on 5/6/21