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

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 and offer a short … 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

Event: 14th Annual Black New England Conference Begins Tomorrow

Black Women Rock: Leading the Chargefor Social & Political Change Presented by the Black Heritage Trail of New Hampshire September 25 & 26, 2020 | Manchester, NHRegister here The 14th Black New England Conference will celebrate, examine, and make visible Black women’s leadership and activism in fights for political and social change. Panelists will discuss … Continue reading Event: 14th Annual Black New England Conference Begins Tomorrow

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