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