Event | Black New England Conference 2022

Where the Money Resides: An Exploration of Racialized Access & Historic Exclusion from Wealth Friday, October 21 - 22, 2022A Virtual/Hybrid Conference Southern New Hampshire University | Manchester Register here today Learn more here Black New England Conference 2022, Where the Money Resides: An Exploration of Racialized Access & Historic Exclusion from Wealth, opens on Friday, October … Continue reading Event | Black New England Conference 2022

Event | Finding Pomp Russell, or how an Enslaved Black Infant from MA Became a NH Revolutionary War Soldier and citizen of Weld, Maine on 9/10

A Talk by Judy Granger Hosted by Hancock County Genealogical Society Saturday, September 10, 2022 at 10:00 AM ET Click here to join event This genealogical and historical research grew out of Judy Granger's discovery of an amazing document: the first American Anti-Slavery Almanac. Sharing this news prompted a friend's family story about Pomp Russell, … Continue reading Event | Finding Pomp Russell, or how an Enslaved Black Infant from MA Became a NH Revolutionary War Soldier and citizen of Weld, Maine on 9/10

Event | Firsting and Lasting: Writing Indians Out of Existence in New England on 9/14

A Zoom Presentation by Dr. Jean M. O'Brien Hosted by Historic Northampton and Sponsored by On Native Land: Leverett Advocacy & Education Group Wednesday, September 14, 2022 at 7 pm Register here Professor Jean O’Brien (White Earth Ojibwe) will discuss how local historians in New England, writing between 1820 and 1880, promoted the myth of … Continue reading Event | Firsting and Lasting: Writing Indians Out of Existence in New England on 9/14

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

Event | Recovering Black History in the Monadnock Region on 2/22/22

Monadnock Center for History & Culture of Peterborough, NH February 22 @ 7:00 pm - 8:00 pm Register here An inventor, a healer, and a fiddler are among the people you will ‘meet’ in this program about the Recovering Black History in the Monadnock Region project. A collaboration between the Historical Society of Cheshire County … Continue reading Event | Recovering Black History in the Monadnock Region on 2/22/22

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.

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

Event | Portsmouth Guided Tour: Thirst for Freedom on 11/6/21

Hosted by the Black Heritage Trail of New Hampshire Thirst for Freedom: From NH’s Slave Trade to its Civil Rights Movement Saturday, November 6, 2021 at 2:00 pm Register hereWith Sankofa Scholar & Tour Guide: Nur Shoop Colonial Portsmouth newspapers testify to the local slave trade, runaways, abolitionists and anti-abolitionist activities, followed by conflicting opinions … Continue reading Event | Portsmouth Guided Tour: Thirst for Freedom on 11/6/21

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

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 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 | Guided Tour: “A Quest to Thrive: Economics of Slavery & Portsmouth’s Early Black Community”

Hosted by the Black Heritage Trail of New Hampshire Led by Sankofa Scholar & Tour Guide Angela Matthews Sunday, June 27, 2021 at 2:00 pm Register here Institutionalized slavery in Colonial America provided immense wealth and material culture to many European immigrants and their descendants in the Americas, as Portsmouth’s house museums bear witness. This … Continue reading Event | Guided Tour: “A Quest to Thrive: Economics of Slavery & Portsmouth’s Early Black Community”

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

How the Myth of a Liberal North Erases a Long History of White Violence

Anti-black racism has terrorized African Americans throughout the nation’s history, regardless of where in the country they lived. By Christy Clark-Pujara and Anna-Lisa Cox This article was originally published on the blog for the Smithsonian's National Museum of American History as the first of a five-part series titled "Black Life in Two Pandemics: Histories of … Continue reading How the Myth of a Liberal North Erases a Long History of White Violence

Event | Traces of the Trade: Portsmouth’s Connection to the Trans-Atlantic Slave Trade

A presentation by JerriAnne Boggis, Executive Director, Black Heritage Trial of New Hampshire Thursday, May 6, 2021 at 6:45pm Hosted By Virtual Gundalow Gatherings Register here Institutionalized slavery in Colonial America provided immense wealth and material culture to many European immigrants and their descendants.Portsmouth, like Newport RI, flourished as a shipbuilding city and like Newport, … Continue reading Event | Traces of the Trade: Portsmouth’s Connection to the Trans-Atlantic Slave Trade

Building a Better Black Box

By Meadow Dibble What you are looking at is a document chest believed to have belonged to Elijah Cobb (1768–1848), one of New England’s most celebrated sea captains and the founding father of my hometown on Cape Cod. You might even call it a 19th-century black box, since the purpose of this object, like that … Continue reading Building a Better Black Box

ABB Event | Whaling Captains of Color with Skip Finley on 4/29

ReMapping New England | 2021 Speaker Series Hosted by Atlantic Black Box and Indigo Arts Alliance Thursday, April 29, 2021 5:00-6:00 p.m. Register here ReMapping New England is 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 … Continue reading ABB Event | Whaling Captains of Color with Skip Finley on 4/29

Event | Traces of the Trade: Portsmouth’s Connection to the Trans-Atlantic Slave Trade with JerriAnne Boggis on 5/6/21

Hosted by Gundalow Company Thursday, May 6th 2021 @ 6:45pm - 8pm Register here Institutionalized slavery in Colonial America provided immense wealth and material culture to many European immigrants and their descendants. Portsmouth, like Newport RI flourished as a shipbuilding city and like Newport, the town grew wealthy from the trade of kidnapped Africans and … Continue reading Event | Traces of the Trade: Portsmouth’s Connection to the Trans-Atlantic Slave Trade with JerriAnne Boggis on 5/6/21

Event: Kabria Baumgartner on African American women fighting for equal education in 19th-century America 2/21/21

Presented by the Gilder Lehrman Center Sunday, February 21, at 2:00 pm ET Register here Gilder Lehrman's Book Breaks series will feature Kabria Baumgartner (University of New Hampshire) discussing her new book In Pursuit of  Knowledge: Black Women and Educational Activism in Antebellum America.  Baumgartner examines the fight for equal school rights, which took place over a century before Brown v. Board … Continue reading Event: Kabria Baumgartner on African American women fighting for equal education in 19th-century America 2/21/21

Researching Slavery and Black Life in Early New England: An Introduction

By Jared Ross Hardesty Some of the most common questions I receive after giving a talk about my book or a workshop about slavery in New England concern research. Where do you start? What types of sources are available? How accessible are those sources? In this post, I hope to clarify some of these questions … Continue reading Researching Slavery and Black Life in Early New England: An Introduction