Event | Countering Native American Erasure: Practical Steps for History & Culture Organizations on 10/8

A conversation with Heidi K. Brandow (Diné & Kānaka Maoli), artist and co-founder of the Harvard Indigenous Design Collective Hosted by Mass History Commons October 8, 2021, 10:00 - 11:30 a.m. REGISTER HERE  How do local organizations and towns think about Indigenous history and perspective in their own community histories? What are practical ways that we, … Continue reading Event | Countering Native American Erasure: Practical Steps for History & Culture Organizations on 10/8

Event | “I Am This Place” a site-specific theater event

Hosted by Revolutionary Spaces OCTOBER 16 - 24Sat & Sun 11:30AM & 1PMAT OLD SOUTH MEETING HOUSE Learn more here The original play I Am This Place envisions a legacy and history of resistance, survival, loss, and remembrance which may have influenced Crispus Attucks, the African and Indigenous man who was the first to fall … Continue reading Event | “I Am This Place” a site-specific theater event

Event | Stereotypes and Invisibility of Indigenous “Native Americans” with Claudia Fox Tree on 10/7

Presented by Claudia Fox Tree, M. Ed. Hosted by the Marblehead Museum Thursday, October 7th, 7pm, Zoom Register here Missing information and misinformation about the First Nations people of the Americas has made stereotypes hyper-visible and truths invisible. The journey of un-erasing Indigenous voices and learning what we were not taught, or mis-taught, starts with accurate … Continue reading Event | Stereotypes and Invisibility of Indigenous “Native Americans” with Claudia Fox Tree on 10/7

Event | Mutiny on the Rising Sun: Slavery, Smuggling, and Chocolate at Old North with Dr. Jared Hardesty on 11/3/21

Hosted by Old North Wednesday, November 3, 2021 | 7:00 – 8:30pm Register here Join historian Jared Ross Hardesty on Zoom for a discussion about his new book, Mutiny on the Rising Sun: A Tragic Tale of Slavery, Smuggling, and Chocolate. On the night of June 1, 1743, terror struck the schooner Rising Sun. After completing a routine … Continue reading Event | Mutiny on the Rising Sun: Slavery, Smuggling, and Chocolate at Old North with Dr. Jared Hardesty on 11/3/21

Event | Conversations on the Commons: Taking History Across Town

Collaborations between historical societies, libraries, and schools Hosted by the Massachusetts History Alliance Friday, September 24, 2021 from 10:00 AM – 11:30 AM EDT Register here Join us for a conversation about collaborations across town. What do you do, and how well does it work? What does not work? Join our panelists, Sabrina Kaplan, Outreach … Continue reading Event | Conversations on the Commons: Taking History Across Town

Lost Years Recovered: John Peters and Phillis Wheatley Peters in Middleton

Tuesday, September 21, 20215:15pm - 7:15pmOnline Event Registration Phillis Wheatley was an African-born poet who, from the age of seven, was enslaved in late eighteenth-century Boston. The genius of her poetry led to acclaim both in northern British colonies and in England. She published her first book of poetry in London on a tour there … Continue reading Lost Years Recovered: John Peters and Phillis Wheatley Peters in Middleton

Tonight! New England and the Global Color Line, with Samantha Payne

The role of New England in the global expansion of white supremacist politics after the abolition of slavery Hosted by Atlantic Black Box and Indigo Arts Alliance Thursday, August 26, 2021 from 5:00 - 6:00 pm Register here In the middle of the nineteenth century, elite white men from New England began to purchase Cuban … Continue reading Tonight! New England and the Global Color Line, with Samantha Payne

ABB & IAA Event | The Black Man in the Forest: Race, Fugitivity, and the Creation of an Early Modern Boogeyman with Dr. Nicole Maskiell 7/29

ReMapping New England is a 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. Thursday, July 29, 2021, 5:00 PM ET Register here This month we'll be joined by Dr. Nicole Maskiell, Assistant Professor in the Department of … Continue reading ABB & IAA Event | The Black Man in the Forest: Race, Fugitivity, and the Creation of an Early Modern Boogeyman with Dr. Nicole Maskiell 7/29

Job opportunity | Williams College seeks research associate for Reimagining New England Histories

Research Associate/Project Coordinator Office of Institutional Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion Williams College seeks a Research Associate/Project Coordinator as part of its participation in the Andrew W. Mellon Foundation’s Just Futures Initiative. This is a part-time (~15 hours per week), two and a half-year term, grant-funded role that will support both the research and administrative aspects of the … Continue reading Job opportunity | Williams College seeks research associate for Reimagining New England Histories

Event | Flouting the Law: Massachusetts Residents Still Owned Slaves in 1850!

Held in the Balance: The Trask 250 An Evening with Nicka Sewell-Smith Hosted by the Massachusetts Genealogical Council Thursday, September 30, 2021 at 7:00 p.m. ET Click here to register In late 2014, Nicka Sewel-Smith uncovered one of the biggest finds of her genealogical career. She discovered ancestors that were enslaved by brothers Israel Elliot … Continue reading Event | Flouting the Law: Massachusetts Residents Still Owned Slaves in 1850!