Events | Historic Beverly on The Enslaved of Hale Farm and “Set at Liberty” throughout February

Hosted by Historic Beverly February Spotlight Talks Free to all, no registration required. attend using this link Get the inside story on objects, historical events, and historic houses with these individual Spotlight Tours and Historic House Spotlights. These tours are casual, intimate conversations that take place for a specified 15-minute timeslot throughout the month. Topics change … Continue reading Events | Historic Beverly on The Enslaved of Hale Farm and “Set at Liberty” throughout February

ABB Event | Mutiny on the Rising Sun with Dr. Jared Hardesty on 1/27/22

Next up in our What Happened Here speaker series: a tragic tale of slavery, smuggling, and chocolate connected to Boston's Old North Church Hosted by Atlantic Black Box Thursday, January 27, 2022, 5:00 PM EST Register here On the night of June 1, 1743, terror struck the schooner Rising Sun. After completing a routine smuggling … Continue reading ABB Event | Mutiny on the Rising Sun with Dr. Jared Hardesty on 1/27/22

Disposition of the Enslaved in a Salem Household: The Probate of Hannah (Clark) Cabot

By Beth Bower As an antidote to any lingering ignorance of slavery in Essex County and the cruel reality of enslavement and racism in the North, I offer the probate of widow Hannah (Clark) Cabot of Salem, Massachusetts. Proved in 1764, the inventory and disposition of Rose, Peter, and Celia makes clear that these individuals … Continue reading Disposition of the Enslaved in a Salem Household: The Probate of Hannah (Clark) Cabot

Query: Was Senator George Cabot (1752-1823) an enslaver?

Crowdsourcing History A question from Barbara Brown of Hidden Brookline Was Senator George Cabot (1752-1823) an enslaver? If so, then his name should be added to the Washington Post’s list (1/10/22) of 1,700+ known enslavers who served in the U.S. House or Senate. As Cabot lived in Brookline, Hidden Brookline: Slavery & Freedom would also … Continue reading Query: Was Senator George Cabot (1752-1823) an enslaver?

Tonight! ABB’s What Happened Here Series | Evicting Black Salem in 1790 at 5:00 pm

Probing the Archives with historian Beth Bower Hosted by Atlantic Black Box Thursday, December 16, 2021 at 5:00 pm ET Register here In December of 1790, the Selectmen of Salem, Massachusetts directed the town constable to notify or “warn” a list of 103 Black Salem households that if they were not “lawful” inhabitants of Salem … Continue reading Tonight! ABB’s What Happened Here Series | Evicting Black Salem in 1790 at 5:00 pm

Event | David Walker’s Appeal: The Pen as Sword on 12/15/21

With L'Merchie Frazier and Peter Snoad   Hosted by Old North Church Wednesday, December 15, 2021  7:00 – 8:30pmRSVP on Eventbrite Living as a Black abolitionist in Boston, David Walker published his Appeal to the Colored Citizens of the World in 1829 and sent shockwaves across the nation. This revolutionary pamphlet called on enslaved people to revolt against … Continue reading Event | David Walker’s Appeal: The Pen as Sword on 12/15/21

ABB’s What Happened Here Series | Evicting Black Salem in 1790 on 12/16/21

Probing the Archives with historian Beth Bower Hosted by Atlantic Black Box Thursday, December 16, 2021 at 5:00 pm ET Register here In December of 1790, the Selectmen of Salem, Massachusetts directed the town constable to notify or “warn” a list of 103 Black Salem households that if they were not “lawful” inhabitants of Salem … Continue reading ABB’s What Happened Here Series | Evicting Black Salem in 1790 on 12/16/21

Event | Live Online World Premier Film Screening: Bounty

Wednesday, November 10 at 7pm Free on OVEE. REGISTER. LIVE EVENT -- this program will NOT be recorded. Join us for the world premiere of the new Upstander Project film, BOUNTY. Here is the synopsis of the film, by Dawn Neptune Adams, Maulian Dana, Adam Mazo, Ben Pender-Cudlip, and Tracy Rector: We are citizens of the Penobscot Nation. … Continue reading Event | Live Online World Premier Film Screening: Bounty

IAA/ABB Event | ReMapping New England: Unraveling Legacy (The TransAtlantic Slave Trade) on 10/28/21

Hosted by Indigo Arts Alliance and Atlantic Black Box Thursday, October 28th at 5:00pm EST Register here ReMAPping New England is a historical recovery project aimed at inscribing these effaced narratives both in the built environment and on a dynamic digital landscape in an effort to re-member our communities in all their diversity and radically … Continue reading IAA/ABB Event | ReMapping New England: Unraveling Legacy (The TransAtlantic Slave Trade) on 10/28/21

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