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!

Event | Quock Walker Day Commemoration on 7/8/21

Hosted by the Association of Black Citizens of Lexington (ABCL) Thursday, July 8th from 7:00pm - 8:30pm   Join the zoom meeting here! Quock Walker, a young man from Barre, MA and of Akan and Ewe lineage, self-emancipated, endured brutality from his former enslaver, fought through the legal system to safeguard his natural freedom, and … Continue reading Event | Quock Walker Day Commemoration on 7/8/21

Event today | Cape Cod Cape Verdean Museum and Cultural Center Grand Opening

Friday, June 25, 2021 | 2:00 p.m. – 6:00 p.m. 67 Davisville Road, E. Falmouth Dual grand opening ceremony for the Cape Cod Cape Verdean Museum and Cultural Center and the Emerald House Community Gardens Featuring   - Candida Rose/Golden Rose Music ~ Cape Verdean Exhibits – Nana’s Kitchen and Nautical ~ Migrant Communities Exhibit and … Continue reading Event today | Cape Cod Cape Verdean Museum and Cultural Center Grand Opening

ABB Event | In Pursuit of Knowledge: Black Women and Educational Activism in the Antebellum North with Dr. Kabria Baumgartner on 6/24

Hosted by Atlantic Black Box and Indigo Arts Alliance Thursday, June 24th at 5:00 pm Register here Join us for ReMapping New England, 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 truth. Uncovering the hidden role … Continue reading ABB Event | In Pursuit of Knowledge: Black Women and Educational Activism in the Antebellum North with Dr. Kabria Baumgartner on 6/24

Event today | Slavery in Lincoln, MA: Reckoning with Our Past, Planning for a More Honest and Inclusive Future, with Pr. Elise Lemire

Hosted by Bemis Lecture and the Lincoln Historical Society Saturday, June 19, 4-5 PM Register here Juneteenth, or June Nineteenth, celebrates the nation’s second, but no less important, independence day, when federal troops arrived in Texas in 1865 to ensure that all of the people enslaved there were freed. In celebration of this day, Bemis … Continue reading Event today | Slavery in Lincoln, MA: Reckoning with Our Past, Planning for a More Honest and Inclusive Future, with Pr. Elise Lemire

Event | Hidden Brookline’s Slavery & Freedom Walking Tour 6/27

Sunday, June 27, 2021 | 10:00-11:30 amMeet at Town Hall, 333 Washington St., Brookline, MAGreat for adults + students from grade 6 or 7 up Led by Barbara Brown, chair of the Hidden Brookline Committee, Office of Diversity Register here through Brookline Adult Ed Much of Brookline's history remains hidden in plain view. This walking tour will visit … Continue reading Event | Hidden Brookline’s Slavery & Freedom Walking Tour 6/27

ABB Event | In Pursuit of Knowledge: Black Women and Educational Activism in the Antebellum North with Dr. Kabria Baumgartner on 6/24

Hosted by Atlantic Black Box and Indigo Arts Alliance Thursday, June 24th at 5:00 pm Register here Join us for ReMapping New England, 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 truth. Uncovering the hidden role … Continue reading ABB Event | In Pursuit of Knowledge: Black Women and Educational Activism in the Antebellum North with Dr. Kabria Baumgartner on 6/24

Short film series: Imagining the Age of Phillis

Commissioned by Revolutionary Spaces Watch now Revolutionary Spaces has commissioned a short film series called Imagining the Age of Phillis to bring a selection of the poems by Honorée Fanonne Jeffers to life. The poems and films explore the world of 18th-century Boston through the lens of Phillis Wheatley Peters's identity and experiences. They were shot on … Continue reading Short film series: Imagining the Age of Phillis

Event | A Town Divided: Framingham, Slavery, and the Civil War with Mary McNeil 6/17

Hosted by the Framingham Public Library and the Framingham History Center Thursday June 17, 2021 @ 7 pm Register here Despite the fact that slavery had been effectively abolished since the 1780s, Framingham, like many other New England towns and cities, maintained a complicated relationship to slavery and abolition throughout the 19th century, according to … Continue reading Event | A Town Divided: Framingham, Slavery, and the Civil War with Mary McNeil 6/17