Agnes, An Enslaved Woman’s Grave on Old Burial Hill, Marblehead, MA

By Lauren McCormack, Executive Director, Marblehead Museum, Marblehead, MA Agnes Russell is one of only three known burials of a Person of Color in Marblehead's oldest cemetery, Old Burial Hill. Her gravestone has been lost for over 40 years, but now there is a movement afoot to again mark her grave honorably while contextualizing her … Continue reading Agnes, An Enslaved Woman’s Grave on Old Burial Hill, Marblehead, MA

Event: Kabria Baumgartner on African American women fighting for equal education in 19th-century America 2/21/21

Presented by the Gilder Lehrman Center Sunday, February 21, at 2:00 pm ET Register here Gilder Lehrman's Book Breaks series will feature Kabria Baumgartner (University of New Hampshire) discussing her new book In Pursuit of  Knowledge: Black Women and Educational Activism in Antebellum America.  Baumgartner examines the fight for equal school rights, which took place over a century before Brown v. Board … Continue reading Event: Kabria Baumgartner on African American women fighting for equal education in 19th-century America 2/21/21

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

Researching Slavery and Black Life in Early New England: An Introduction

Some of the most common questions I receive after giving a talk about my book or a workshop about slavery in New England concern research. Where do you start? What types of sources are available? How accessible are those sources? In this post, I hope to clarify some of these questions and offer a short … Continue reading Researching Slavery and Black Life in Early New England: An Introduction

Event: Gilder Lehrman Book Breaks with Kabria Baumgartner and “In Pursuit of Knowledge”

Presented by the Gilder Lehrman Institute of American History February 21, 2021 at 2:00 p.m. EST Register here Gilder Lehrman Book Breaks features the most exciting history scholars in America discussing their books with host William Roka live, followed by a Q&A with home audiences. Join us online on Sunday, February 21 from 2:00 to … Continue reading Event: Gilder Lehrman Book Breaks with Kabria Baumgartner and “In Pursuit of Knowledge”

Event tomorrow: Safe Harbor, Boston’s Maritime Underground Railroad

Presented by Boston Public Library and the National Parks Service Tuesday, February 2, 2021 6:00 PM – 7:00 PM Register here During the years preceding the American Civil War, Boston served as one of the most important stops on the Underground Railroad. Did you know that many of the fugitives escaping from enslavement came to … Continue reading Event tomorrow: Safe Harbor, Boston’s Maritime Underground Railroad

Event: Attucks and the Birth of a Nation

Hosted by Revolutionary Spaces Wednesday, January 27, at 5 p.m. ETRegister here Join Revolutionary Spaces on Wed, Jan. 27, at 5 p.m. ET as we continue our Reflecting Attucks programming with Attucks and the Birth of Nation, where we'll explore how William Monroe Trotter, a prominent Black Boston activist, protested D.W. Griffith's racist film The Birth of a Nation by invoking … Continue reading Event: Attucks and the Birth of a Nation