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

Listen: Civics 101 on Black history through the stories of New Hampshire’s graveyards 2/8@9

New Hampshire public radio & Black Heritage Trail New Hampshire Monday, February 8, 2021 at 9:00 a.m. Tune in on Monday to hear JerriAnne Boggis, Erica Armstrong Dunbar, and Gabrielle Foreman discuss stories from a new video series produced by New Hampshire Public Radio’s Civics 101 team and BHTNH. The series explores New Hampshire’s Black history through the stories of local graveyards. … Continue reading Listen: Civics 101 on Black history through the stories of New Hampshire’s graveyards 2/8@9

Events this week: Jared Ross Hardesty presents two lectures on Slavery in the North

Two lectures offered by Moffatt-Ladd House in Portsmouth, New Hampshire On Tuesday, Jan, 12, at 6:30 p.m., Dr. Jared Ross Hardesty, associate professor of history at Western Washington University will give a lecture geared toward the needs of teachers and museum educators, entitled “Confronting Slavery in Early New England: History, Sources and Interpretation.”  This session will … Continue reading Events this week: Jared Ross Hardesty presents two lectures on Slavery in the North

Exeter, NH and Evolving Revolutionary History

The Ladd-Gilman House, now a part of the American Independence Museum in Exeter, New Hampshire, once overlooked wharves busy with trade that supported the system of slavery and an enslaved man once lived there. Yet, those stories have remained largely untold. Research is now underway to reassess the museum's interpretation of the American Revolution toward a more inclusive history that incorporates the experiences of Black and enslaved Americans and their impact on the fight for independence.

Event: Indigenous History Conference

Bridgewater State University, Plymouth 400, & the Wampanoag Advisory Council present: Here it Began: 2020 Hindsight or Foresight A Plymouth 400 Signature Event Nine Virtual Sessions, free of chargeOct. 3 - Nov. 22, 2020Register here Here It Began: 2020 Hindsight or Foresight, a signature Plymouth 400 event, is an Indigenous History Conference to inspire educators … Continue reading Event: Indigenous History Conference