Event | Upstander Project Films Online at Stanley-Whitman House on 6/16 and 6/23

Hosted by the Stanley Whitman House Stanley-Whitman House presents the screening of two Upstander Project Films this June, made possible by a grant from Connecticut Humanities. The films – Dawnland, screening on Thursday, June 16th at 7:00 pm, and Bounty, screening on June 23 at 7:00 pm – seek to initiate tough, meaningful conversations about … Continue reading Event | Upstander Project Films Online at Stanley-Whitman House on 6/16 and 6/23

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

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

Opportunity | Summer Fellowships for Reimagining New England Histories: Historical Injustice, Sovereignty, and Freedom

SUMMER FELLOWSHIPS WILL REIMAGINE NEW ENGLAND’S PAST Learn more and apply here During the summer of 2022, Munson Institute classes will be a part of the  Reimagining New England Histories: Historical Injustice, Sovereignty and Freedom project. The Frank C. Munson Institute at Mystic Seaport Museum, in collaboration with the Center for the Study of Slavery & Justice … Continue reading Opportunity | Summer Fellowships for Reimagining New England Histories: Historical Injustice, Sovereignty, and Freedom

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

A Presidential Pardon

By Bill Grabin Just History: Uncovering an Inclusive Story of the People of the Kennebunk Region On March 20, 1830, the following statement came forth from the White House: “Whereas it has been represented to me that the American Brig Volant … belonging to Adam Stone and Asa Fairfield, citizens of the United States residing … Continue reading A Presidential Pardon

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

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 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

Making Connections and Recovering History

By Scot McFarlane Research Scholar, Historic New England, Northern New England Region Though I recently completed my dissertation on the history of slavery on Texas’ Trinity River, studying and understanding slavery’s history in New England has been a very different experience. As one of four new research scholars at Historic New England, my job is … Continue reading Making Connections and Recovering History

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

Event | Community Forum Hosted by Maine’s Permanent Commission on the Status of Racial, Indigenous, and Tribal Populations on 12/9

Addressing racial disparities to improve quality of life for all Mainers Thursday, December 9, 2021 at 4:30 pm Register here The Permanent Commission on the Status of Racial, Indigenous, and Tribal Populations will host its first Community Forum on Thursday, December 9, 2021 at 4:30 pm. Commissioners will share their vision with the public and will listen in turn, … Continue reading Event | Community Forum Hosted by Maine’s Permanent Commission on the Status of Racial, Indigenous, and Tribal Populations on 12/9

Event tonight | Atlantic Black Box: Collectively Rewriting the Story of New England @ 6:30 pm

Hosted by Freeport Historical Society Thu, Dec 2, 2021, 6:30 PM EST Register here Meadow Dibble, PhD, will share how communities across New England are actively recovering the suppressed history of region's deep investment in the Atlantic world economy of enslavement New England has long repressed the memory of its complicity in Atlantic world slavery, … Continue reading Event tonight | Atlantic Black Box: Collectively Rewriting the Story of New England @ 6:30 pm