Opportunity | Summer Fellowships for Reimagining New England Histories: Historical Injustice, Sovereignty, and Freedom

SUMMER FELLOWSHIPS WILL REIMAGINE NEW ENGLAND’S PAST Learn more and apply here During the summer of 2022, Munson Institute classes will be a part of the  Reimagining New England Histories: Historical Injustice, Sovereignty and Freedom project. The Frank C. Munson Institute at Mystic Seaport Museum, in collaboration with the Center for the Study of Slavery & Justice … Continue reading Opportunity | Summer Fellowships for Reimagining New England Histories: Historical Injustice, Sovereignty, and Freedom

ABB Event | Making Visible the Invisible People in Maine’s History on 3/31/22

Next up in our What Happened Here Series, a talk by Maine historian Bob Greene Hosted by Atlantic Black Box Thursday, March 31, 2022 from 5:00 - 6:00 pm ET Register here You would think that a Black person would easily stand out in what is called one of the whitest states in the nation. … Continue reading ABB Event | Making Visible the Invisible People in Maine’s History on 3/31/22

A Presidential Pardon

By Bill Grabin Just History: Uncovering an Inclusive Story of the People of the Kennebunk Region On March 20, 1830, the following statement came forth from the White House: “Whereas it has been represented to me that the American Brig Volant … belonging to Adam Stone and Asa Fairfield, citizens of the United States residing … Continue reading A Presidential Pardon

Event | Recovering Northern New England’s Voices on 4/14/22

Hosted by Historic New England Thursday, April 14, 5:00 p.m. EDT Register here Through our multi-year project Recovering New England's Voices, Research Scholar Scot McFarlane explores the missing stories of the people who lived and worked at our historic properties in northern New England. At this virtual event, learn more about these people and how researching the wider context … Continue reading Event | Recovering Northern New England’s Voices on 4/14/22

Event | Maine and the Economics of Enslavement with ABB’s Seth Goldstein on 2/9/22

Hosted by Maine Maritime Museum February 9, 2022 from 6:00 - 7:00 pm Register here https://www.mainemaritimemuseum.org/event/maine-and-the-economics-of-enslavement/ About the speaker Seth Goldstein, M.A. is Education Coordinator for Atlantic Black Box. He grew up on Cape Cod, where he developed his passion for maritime history. Seth received his B.A. from the University of California at Santa Cruz … Continue reading Event | Maine and the Economics of Enslavement with ABB’s Seth Goldstein on 2/9/22

Event tomorrow | Slavery in New England, with Dr. Kellie Carter Jackson on 2/6/22

Dr. Kellie Carter Jackson will examine the history of the slave trade and slavery in the American North. Guiding listeners through the abolitionist movement in Massachusetts to present day racism in New England, she'll underscore the ways in which what occurred in the past had real implications on how the world and power are understood today.

Event | Abolition and the Underground Railroad in Maine: Memory, Myth, and History on 2/15/22

A talk by Dr. Mary T. Freeman, University of Maine Hosted by the Pembroke Historical Society Tuesday, February 15, 2022 at 6:00 pm on Zoom Register here Dr. Mary Freeman will discuss one of the most interesting and crucial periods in Maine's and America's history. From the Congressional compromise that tied Maine’s statehood to slavery … Continue reading Event | Abolition and the Underground Railroad in Maine: Memory, Myth, and History on 2/15/22

Making Connections and Recovering History

By Scot McFarlane Research Scholar, Historic New England, Northern New England Region Though I recently completed my dissertation on the history of slavery on Texas’ Trinity River, studying and understanding slavery’s history in New England has been a very different experience. As one of four new research scholars at Historic New England, my job is … Continue reading Making Connections and Recovering History

Events | Black History of Maine with Bob Greene, online 1/25/22 and in-person 1/27/22

Bob Greene, 2021 recipient of the Maine Historical Society’s Neal Allen Award, will be presenting two talks this week—one virtual for Maine's Lewiston Public Library and the other in person at Rockland Public Library. Hosted by the Lewiston Public Library Tuesday, January 25, 2022 at 5:30 PM Register here for virtual talk Did you know that … Continue reading Events | Black History of Maine with Bob Greene, online 1/25/22 and in-person 1/27/22

Event | Portland’s Complicity in the Economics of Atlantic World African Enslavement on 1/29/22

Hosted by Spirits Alive Saturday, January 29 at 1:30 pm ET Register here Historian Seth Goldstein will discuss Portland’s complex relationship with Atlantic world African enslavement. Through a deep dive into what was known as “The West Indies Trade,” Seth will explain how various commodities like lumber and salt cod from Maine were shipped to … Continue reading Event | Portland’s Complicity in the Economics of Atlantic World African Enslavement on 1/29/22

Event | Community Forum Hosted by Maine’s Permanent Commission on the Status of Racial, Indigenous, and Tribal Populations on 12/9

Addressing racial disparities to improve quality of life for all Mainers Thursday, December 9, 2021 at 4:30 pm Register here The Permanent Commission on the Status of Racial, Indigenous, and Tribal Populations will host its first Community Forum on Thursday, December 9, 2021 at 4:30 pm. Commissioners will share their vision with the public and will listen in turn, … Continue reading Event | Community Forum Hosted by Maine’s Permanent Commission on the Status of Racial, Indigenous, and Tribal Populations on 12/9

Event tonight | Atlantic Black Box: Collectively Rewriting the Story of New England @ 6:30 pm

Hosted by Freeport Historical Society Thu, Dec 2, 2021, 6:30 PM EST Register here Meadow Dibble, PhD, will share how communities across New England are actively recovering the suppressed history of region's deep investment in the Atlantic world economy of enslavement New England has long repressed the memory of its complicity in Atlantic world slavery, … Continue reading Event tonight | Atlantic Black Box: Collectively Rewriting the Story of New England @ 6:30 pm

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