Event | Massachusetts History Conference

Registration for the Massachusetts History Conference on June 7, 2021 is now open! View program and register here Want to engage volunteers in digital projects? Thinking about using crowdsourcing as a tool to build digital collections? Join experts from UMass Boston’s University Archives and Special Collections and the Boston Public Library for two sessions all … Continue reading Event | Massachusetts History Conference

Event | Diverse Histories of Boston’s Oldest Buildings on 5/12/21

Hosted by Old North Church Joe Bagley shares the stories of six of the North End's oldest buildings--and what they can tell us about the people who lived in them. Wednesday, May 12, 2021 7:00 PM – 8:00 p.m. ET Register here As Boston approaches its four-hundredth anniversary, it is remarkable that the city still … Continue reading Event | Diverse Histories of Boston’s Oldest Buildings on 5/12/21

Building a Better Black Box

By Meadow Dibble What you are looking at is a document chest believed to have belonged to Elijah Cobb (1768–1848), one of New England’s most celebrated sea captains and the founding father of my hometown on Cape Cod. You might even call it a 19th-century black box, since the purpose of this object, like that … Continue reading Building a Better Black Box

Event | Patriots of Color on 5/26

Hosted by Boston National Historical Park, Boston Harbor Now Wednesday, May 26, 2021 at 7:00 p.m. Join event Join the National Parks of Boston and Valley Forge NHP for "Connections and Conversations" Presenters: Steve Walter, Valley Forge National Historical Park and Gabby Hornbeck, National Parks of Boston Even today many of the contributions of African … Continue reading Event | Patriots of Color on 5/26

ABB Event | Whaling Captains of Color with Skip Finley on 4/29

ReMapping New England | 2021 Speaker Series Hosted by Atlantic Black Box and Indigo Arts Alliance Thursday, April 29, 2021 5:00-6:00 p.m. Register here ReMapping New England is 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 … Continue reading ABB Event | Whaling Captains of Color with Skip Finley on 4/29

Event | The Right To Liberty: Stories of African Americans at the Time of the American Revolution with Valerie Tutson

Hosted by the lexington historical society Friday April 23rd 10:00am - 11:00am Register here Everyone dreamed of freedom during the Revolution, especially Black Americans. Realizing that the popular rhetoric of the revolution was not meant to include them, many paved their own way to a new life of liberty and happiness. Join professional storyteller Valerie … Continue reading Event | The Right To Liberty: Stories of African Americans at the Time of the American Revolution with Valerie Tutson

Event: Slavery and Abolition: Formative Moments of the American University in the Northeast on 4/28

Hosted by The Cooper Union Wednesday, April 28, 2021 at 5:30 p.m. Register here In 2003, President Ruth Simmons of Brown University appointed a special committee to explore Brown University’s historical relationship to slavery and the slave trade. Since then, this archival project has spread to other institutions including the Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT), … Continue reading Event: Slavery and Abolition: Formative Moments of the American University in the Northeast on 4/28

Event today: Unsung Heroes, Black Women in Essex County @ 1 pm

Hosted by Salem Maritime and Saugus Iron Works National Historic Sites in partnership with Essex Heritage: Sunday , Mar 28, 2021, 1:00 PM EDT Register here Learn about the recent project to collect, compile, and catalog the rich history of African Americans in Essex County. Dr. Kabria Baumgartner and Dr. Elizabeth Duclos-Orsello have spent the … Continue reading Event today: Unsung Heroes, Black Women in Essex County @ 1 pm