Film screening: We Are the Warriors on 11/19 & 11/26

A small Maine town decides the fate of its American Indian mascot after facing public allegations of racist behavior at a high school football game. Hosted by Team We Are The Warriors November 19th - 20th (Q&A on the 20th at 5pm) - Register here.November 26th -27th (Q&A on the 27th at 5pm) - Register here. Check out these … Continue reading Film screening: We Are the Warriors on 11/19 & 11/26

ABB & IAA Event | Lives of Consequence: The Era of Slavery in Southern Maine on 11/18 @ 5 pm

Hosted by Atlantic Black Box and Indigo Arts Alliance Thursday, November 18, 2021 at 5:00 PM EST Register here This month, Patricia Q. Wall will share results from nearly six years of meticulous research, refuting old myths about slavery’s rarity in New England and the false notion that it was of little impact on the … Continue reading ABB & IAA Event | Lives of Consequence: The Era of Slavery in Southern Maine on 11/18 @ 5 pm

Job opportunity | Collections Manager at Castine Historical Society

Collections Manager at Castine Historical Society The Castine Historical Society (CHS), a vibrant and financially stable regional organization located in historic Castine, Maine, seeks an enthusiastic Collections Manager to oversee its collections, registration, and reference activities.  This hands-on position is part of a team of three staff members, enhanced by volunteers, interns, and Board members. … Continue reading Job opportunity | Collections Manager at Castine Historical Society

Event | The Forgotten History of African Americans in Castine, Maine with Lisa Simpson Lutts on 11/5/21

Hosted by Maine conservation Voters Lunch & Learn Series Friday, November 5, 12:00 - 1:00 pm Register here Until fairly recently, most people in Castine would have assumed that African Americans had never lived in town in any significant numbers. Their stories and names were definitely forgotten. But since May of 2020, the Castine Historical … Continue reading Event | The Forgotten History of African Americans in Castine, Maine with Lisa Simpson Lutts on 11/5/21

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 | “Abolitionist Cotton Capitalists” with Dr. Kate McMahon on 10/28/21

Hosted by the Freeport Historical Society Maine, Slavery, and the Trade of Enslaved Africans, 1830-1865 Thu, Oct 28, 2021, 6:30 PM EDT Dr. McMahon’s past research interests include African American communities in northern New England from the colonial period through 1865. More recently, her research has focused on the connections between northern New England and … Continue reading Event | “Abolitionist Cotton Capitalists” with Dr. Kate McMahon on 10/28/21

CCI/ABB Event | Anti-Racism Organizing in Maine on 10/16

It's happening! A day-long virtual gathering to deepen local, anti-racist organizing and action in Maine. Co-hosted by Community Change Inc. and Atlantic Black Box Saturday, October 16, 2021 9:00AM — 4:30PM Eastern Time Register here shining a light on Maine & New England's role in the slave trade and the global economy of enslavement witnessing … Continue reading CCI/ABB Event | Anti-Racism Organizing in Maine on 10/16

Event tomorrow | Art & Dread Scott – The Art of Liberation 10/12

Presented by the Colby Museum’s Lunder Institute for American Art Tue, October 12, 2021 6:00 PM – 7:30 PM EDT Register here Dread Scott imagines a world free of oppression and exploitation, with resistance and liberation at the forefront. During this talk, the artist will present a range of work from the past 30 years … Continue reading Event tomorrow | Art & Dread Scott – The Art of Liberation 10/12

Event | Interacting with Wabanaki Maine History on 11/14

Hosted by Maine Wabanaki REACH November 14, 2021 at 2:00 PM This program is a two hour  interactive experience in which we engage in a story of particular events in the history of 400-years of colonization of Wabanaki people by Europeans in this territory now called the state of Maine. This highly engaging experience requires … Continue reading Event | Interacting with Wabanaki Maine History on 11/14

Event | Dawnland Film and Discussion 10/11

Indigenous People’s Day October 11, 2021 at 6:00 PM Don't miss this unique opportunity to engage with a few of the women who created Wabanaki REACH and the historic Maine Wabanaki-State Child Welfare Truth and Reconciliation Commission. The documentary film about their work, Dawnland, will be available to view online prior to the panel discussion.  Dawnland is a … Continue reading Event | Dawnland Film and Discussion 10/11

Event | “Perseverance,” a play by Callie Kimball

In-theater at Portland Stage, in Portland, Maine September 29 – October 17, 2021 Digital On-Demand October 13 – October 31, 2021 In the fictional town of Hillcroft Maine, a 20th century African American schoolteacher is determined to elevate her students. One hundred years later, in the same place, a white teacher is running for office. … Continue reading Event | “Perseverance,” a play by Callie Kimball

Premier | “The ABCs of Abolition,” a Freedom and Captivity Production

Wednesday, September 15, at 6:30 P.M. at Congress Square Park, Portland, MaineFollowed by a screening of Time, sponsored by PMA films and MPAC. What does a 21st century abolitionist Maine look like? In June, Freedom & Captivity invited Mainers to suggest words that capture their vision of abolition. Over a hundred participants, from South Penobscot to York, from … Continue reading Premier | “The ABCs of Abolition,” a Freedom and Captivity Production

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 today! Portland’s African Heritage Guided Tour

A guided tour of Portland’s history with Atlantic Black Box followed by an art workshop with Indigo Arts Alliance Tuesday, August 10, 2021 from 3:30 pm - 6:15 pm Register here Atlantic Black Box and Indigo Arts Alliance invite you to engage with memory, art, and place through the latest offering in our ReMapping New … Continue reading ABB & IAA event today! Portland’s African Heritage Guided Tour

ABB Event | A People’s History of Portland, Guided Tour

Hosted by Atlantic Black Box and Indigo Arts Alliance A guided tour highlighting the stories of Portland's historically marginalized communities Register here Atlantic Black Box and Indigo Arts Alliance invite you to engage with memory, art, and place through the latest offering in our ReMapping New England series. Taking inspiration from Howard Zinn's A People's … Continue reading ABB Event | A People’s History of Portland, Guided Tour

ABB & IAA Event | Portland’s African Heritage Guided Tour & Art Workshop on 7/20

A guided tour of Portland’s history with Atlantic Black Box followed by an art workshop with Indigo Arts Alliance Tuesday, July 20, 2021 from 3:30 pm - 6:15 pm Register here Atlantic Black Box and Indigo Arts Alliance invite you to engage with memory, art, and place through the latest offering in our ReMapping New … Continue reading ABB & IAA Event | Portland’s African Heritage Guided Tour & Art Workshop on 7/20

Event | 19th-Century Black Politics in Maine: Historical Research and Legacies, a panel discussion 7/22

BEGIN AGAIN SERIES Hosted by the Maine Historical Society and co-sponsored by the McGillicuddy Humanities Center at the University of Maine Thur. July 22, 6-7:30 pm ET Register here In September 1826, a group of six African American men addressed a letter “To the Public” on behalf of about six hundred of their brethren in … Continue reading Event | 19th-Century Black Politics in Maine: Historical Research and Legacies, a panel discussion 7/22

ReMapping Event | Guided Tour: A People’s History of Portland on 6/29

Tuesday, June 29 | 10:00 am – 12:00 pmA People’s History of Portland Hosted by Atlantic Black Box & Indigo Arts Alliance Register here Taking inspiration from Howard Zinn’s A People’s History of the United States, this tour through Portland’s Old Port highlights the stories of the city’s historically marginalized communities. From the colonial assault … Continue reading ReMapping Event | Guided Tour: A People’s History of Portland on 6/29

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