"We know the names of the slavers and slave traders. We need to add the names of the enslaved."
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.
Hosted by Mass History CommonsConversations on the Commons Series February 4, 2022, 12:00 - 1:30 p.m. Register here With Lee Blake, President of the New Bedford Historical Society and Penni Martorell, curator of collections at Wistariahurst Museum and Holyoke’s City Historian What is Community History? What formats does it take? What is the difference between local history and community history? How … Continue reading Event | Community History: What is it, and what can it do for you? 2/4/22
A conversation with Barbara Brown, Chair of Hidden Brookline Hosted by History Cambridge Thursday, February 3, 2022 7:00-8:30 p.m.via Zoom Register here How do we bring the stories of both enslaved and free Black residents to the forefront of local history, and what can one city’s experiences teach Cantabrigians about uncovering these stories within our own … Continue reading Event | Reflections on Slavery & Freedom in Brookline on 2/3/22
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 at 5:00 pm ET Register here On the night of June 1, 1743, terror struck the schooner Rising Sun. After completing a routine … Continue reading ABB event tonight | Mutiny on the Rising Sun with Dr. Jared Hardesty @ 5 pm
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
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
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
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?
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
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
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
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
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
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￼
Hosted by Revolutionary Spaces OCTOBER 16 - 24Sat & Sun 11:30AM & 1PMAT OLD SOUTH MEETING HOUSE Learn more here The original play I Am This Place envisions a legacy and history of resistance, survival, loss, and remembrance which may have influenced Crispus Attucks, the African and Indigenous man who was the first to fall … Continue reading Event | “I Am This Place” a site-specific theater event
Presented by Claudia Fox Tree, M. Ed. Hosted by the Marblehead Museum Thursday, October 7th, 7pm, Zoom Register here Missing information and misinformation about the First Nations people of the Americas has made stereotypes hyper-visible and truths invisible. The journey of un-erasing Indigenous voices and learning what we were not taught, or mis-taught, starts with accurate … Continue reading Event | Stereotypes and Invisibility of Indigenous “Native Americans” with Claudia Fox Tree on 10/7
Hosted by Old North Wednesday, November 3, 2021 | 7:00 – 8:30pm Register here Join historian Jared Ross Hardesty on Zoom for a discussion about his new book, Mutiny on the Rising Sun: A Tragic Tale of Slavery, Smuggling, and Chocolate. On the night of June 1, 1743, terror struck the schooner Rising Sun. After completing a routine … Continue reading Event | Mutiny on the Rising Sun: Slavery, Smuggling, and Chocolate at Old North with Dr. Jared Hardesty on 11/3/21￼￼
Collaborations between historical societies, libraries, and schools Hosted by the Massachusetts History Alliance Friday, September 24, 2021 from 10:00 AM – 11:30 AM EDT Register here Join us for a conversation about collaborations across town. What do you do, and how well does it work? What does not work? Join our panelists, Sabrina Kaplan, Outreach … Continue reading Event | Conversations on the Commons: Taking History Across Town
Tuesday, September 21, 20215:15pm - 7:15pmOnline Event Registration Phillis Wheatley was an African-born poet who, from the age of seven, was enslaved in late eighteenth-century Boston. The genius of her poetry led to acclaim both in northern British colonies and in England. She published her first book of poetry in London on a tour there … Continue reading Lost Years Recovered: John Peters and Phillis Wheatley Peters in Middleton