Lost Years Recovered: John Peters and Phillis Wheatley Peters in Middleton

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

Event today: ABB Research Forum for Members

Monday, August 2, 2021 at 5:00 pm Dr. Nicole Maskiell will be the featured guest at ABB’s monthly Research Forum, a collaborative learning platform open to all institutional and individual members of ABB. At these informal sessions, scholars and independent researchers share information about their research methods, identify useful sources, describe obstacles encountered, and outline … Continue reading Event today: ABB Research Forum for Members

Workshop | Researching Black History and Genealogy

2021 Finding Our Roots Hosted by the BLACK HERITAGE TRAIL OF NEW HAMPSHIRE Register here Thursday, June 17 | 10:00 PM – 2:30 PMVirtual Workshop | Cost $40 Embarking for the first time, or relatively new to researching African American History and Genealogy? This workshop, divided into 4 one-hour sessions, will provide you with the … Continue reading Workshop | Researching Black History and Genealogy

ABB event today: Monthly Research Forum

Today at 5:00 pm ET, we will be hosting our first monthly ABB Research Forum for members. This is an informal gathering of scholars, independent researchers, citizen historians, educators, archivists, genealogists, museum specialists, artists, antiracism activists and more, all coming together to discuss best practices in researching and reckoning with New England’s role in the … Continue reading ABB event today: Monthly Research Forum

Lies My Teacher Told Me & How to Avoid Them – A Workshop for Educators

Lies My Teacher Told Me & How to Avoid Them - A Workshop for EducatorsMarch 30, 2021 • 3:30 - 5:00 pmONLINE Registration Fee: $25 per person  3:30 - 5:00 pmTake a deeper dive during this educator's workshop with Dr. James Loewen. Do you want to learn how to direct your students to discover Native American history in your community? … Continue reading Lies My Teacher Told Me & How to Avoid Them – A Workshop for Educators

The Library and Searching for Slavery

By James King, Library Director at Salisbury School James Mars didn’t complain of “many things,” but one thing troubled him his entire life: the lack of “opportunity to go to school as much as I should, for all the books I ever had in school were a spelling-book, a primer, a Testament, a reading-book called … Continue reading The Library and Searching for Slavery

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